Jakarta (ANTARA) - People must prepare to coexist with COVID-19 by adhering to health protocols at all times, chief of the expert team of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force, Prof. Wiku Adisasmito, has said.
"During the period of transition in which the public begin to coexist with COVID-19, we should prepare ourselves for this from now on," he remarked at an online press conference in Jakarta on Thursday.
He said he hoped that all sections of the community would be willing to cooperate and understand their responsibility to adhere to the health protocols in each aspect of life.
“The responsibility is reflected by the public’s commitment to follow the health protocols in each aspect of life: while they are at home, on the road, and carry out outdoor activities,” he elaborated.
As part of efforts to keep COVID-19 cases under control, each institution and public facility operator needs to supervise and take responsibility for the application of health protocols in their respective places, he said.
“The public needs to know that this system is our capital to lead a healthy life and remain productive although COVID-19 still coexists with us,” he added.
As long as the coronavirus still evolves, the public must evolve, too, he remarked. This means that the public must continue to take preventive action, including wearing masks and keeping physical distance, he added.
“And at the same time the government will do its best to vaccinate as many people as possible soon,” he assured.