JAKARTADAILY.ID - The Covid-19 Task Force has said the claim that the Covid-19 pandemic has already ended is not true.
The statement came in response to a chain of messages circulating via the WhatsApp application that claimed to be reiterating four takeaways from a decision by the Supreme Court.
One of the takeaways in the messages claimed that the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia has ended.
The spokesperson for the Covid-19 Task Force, Professor Wiku Adisasmito, confirmed that the claim was false.
"The chain message on WhatsApp that [claims to mention] four points from the Supreme Court No. 31 P/HUM/2022 is false information," he said, as quoted from a press conference broadcast on the Presidential Secretariat's YouTube channel Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
Wiku explained that the government had never made a statement declaring the end of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia.
"It is not true that the government has declared the Covid-19 pandemic has ended," he said.
Until now, the government is still actively monitoring Covid-19 cases. This is based on a review of competent experts.
"The government will still monitor Covid-19 in the future, and this decision is also accompanied by expert considerations in the field," he continued.
2022 is the first year the Indonesian government allows homecoming travels while the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing. In 2020 and 2021, the Indonesian government prohibited them.
In response to the situation, the assumption that the Covid-19 pandemic has ended is increasingly circulating among the public.
The article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled "Satgas Covid-19: Pandemi di Indonesia Belum Berakhir".
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