Omicron Lurks, Merauke to Implement Social Restrictions

goodmorningpapua.com – The Merauke Regency Government to implement social restrictions following the threat of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 in its territory. At least 43 samples of Covid-19 patients have been sent to Jayapura for the sake of detecting the variant.

“Samples of 43 people (patients) with Covid-19 have been sent to Jayapura and we are still waiting for the results of laboratory examining,” said the Head of the Merauke Regional Financial and Asset Management Agency (BPKAD), Elias Mite after a meeting with the Muspida, Tuesday 8 February 2022.

Elias Mite ensured that the Merauke Government had not set an alert status yet even though there were findings of Covid-19 cases in early 2022. However, social restrictions would certainly be implemented.

“There is no level implementation yet, we are still waiting for the results of the laboratory tests, when the results are there, then we can take a policy. However, social restrictions will definitely be carried out,” said Elias.

The Merauke government, continued Elias, has also formed a Covid-19 Task Force following the increase in new cases. There were 43 active cases of Covid-19 as of February 8, 2022. “The result of the meeting was that it was agreed to reactivate the Task Force, and then to carry out patrols to control progress in anticipating the spread of Covid-19,” said Elias.

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