Had Level 2 Due To Differences In Elderly Vaccination Data, Riau Islands Returned To PPKM Level 1
Riau Islands Governor Ansar Ahmad/ANTARA

TANJUNGPINANG - Riau Islands Province (Kepri) returned to PPKM level one based on the results of the Ministry of Health assessment as of November 8, 2021.

In addition, all local regencies/cities have also entered PPKM level one. "Alhamdulillah, seven regencies/cities are at level one," said Riau Islands Governor Ansar Ahmad in Tanjungpinang, quoted by Antara, Tuesday, November 9.

According to him, there are several indicators for the implementation of level one PPKM in the area, including the achievement of vaccination for the first dose is 90 percent and the second dose is 70 percent.

In addition, the achievement of vaccination for the elderly has reached more than 60 percent.

"Kepri had increased to PPKM level two, because there was a difference in elderly vaccination data in the regions and the center," said Ansar.

Meanwhile, the development of COVID-19 cases until November 8, 2021, for active cases remaining 23 people.

There is also a COVID-19 hospital occupancy rate of only 1.57 percent and a positivity rate of 0.06 percent.

"The decline in COVID-19 cases is thanks to the cooperation of all parties," he said.

The Riau Islands Provincial Government is currently continuing to boost vaccination coverage for people who have not received vaccine injections.

The COVID-19 Task Force in collaboration with various agencies such as the TNI-Polri is aggressively picking up the ball to carry out door-to-door vaccinations in order to achieve the 100 percent target.

"Vaccination will form communal immunity, one of which aims to prevent the potential third wave of COVID-19 during the year-end holidays," said Ansar.

The central government has announced that PPKM outside Java and Bali will be extended again from 8 to 22 November 2021.

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