Minister Orders Active Surveillance, Strict Health Protocols During Face-to-Face Learning

By : Nata Kesuma | Wednesday, October 06 2021 - 12:10 IWST

Minister of Health Budi G. Sadikin (Photo: Rahmat/PR)
Minister of Health Budi G. Sadikin (Photo: Rahmat/PR)

INDUSTRY.co.id - The Government continues to monitor limited face-to-face learning (PTM) through active surveillance and strict health protocols to prevent new COVID-19 clusters in education units, Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin has said.

“We believe that all students in Indonesia must conduct PTM learning immediately to avoid students missing the opportunities to study directly from their teachers. For this reason, it is necessary for us to guide the activies through good surveillance methods and health protocols,” said Budi in a press statement after a limited meeting on evaluation of the implementation of public activity restrictions (PPKM) policy, Monday (04/10).

According to Budi, his Ministry has developed an active surveillance method for educational units that conduct limited face-to-face learning.

“We will do active or random surveillance at ten percent of the schools that conduct face-to-face learning in one regency / city. From there, we will distribute it proportionately to the districts in the regency / city. We will then take 30 samples for students and three samples for teachers,” he explained.

Based on the test results, Budi added, if the positivity rate of one school is above five percent, the school will conduct distance learning or online learning for two weeks.

“We will order the school to close for two weeks while we fix the health protocols. Then they can start the school again [after two weeks],” said Budi.

Meanwhile, for schools with a positivity rate between 1-5 percent, only one class or study group with positive confirmed cases will be quarantined, while others can continue to participate in limited PTM, he added.

Budi went on to explain that if the positivity rate is below one percent, those who will be quarantined are school residents who are confirmed positive and their close contacts.

The Minister also ensured that his Ministry would continue to work closely with Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology to improve the quality of COVID-19 surveillance in education units.

“We hope that by taking such measures, we can early identify any positive cases among students and do not have to wait until the number of cases increase so we have to close the whole city,” he said.

News Comment

Today's Industry

GoTo is a blend of Gojek and Tokopedia. (Photo: republika.co.id)

Rabu, 30 November 2022 - 19:35 WIB

GoPay's Dominance Drives Consistency in GOTO's Financial Business Segment Growth

The financial services business segment, namely GoTo Financial owned by PT GoTo Gojek Tokopedia Tbk (GOTO), recorded impressive business growth consistency. This is reflected in GoPay's dominance…

The President Director of PT Honeywell Indonesia, Roy Kosashi, clarified many kind of leading technology for Indonesia’s New Capital City, in Jakarta on Tuesday (29/11/2022). (Photo: PT Honeywell Indonesia)

Rabu, 30 November 2022 - 19:28 WIB

Honeywell Ready to Support Indonesia’s New Capital City with Sustainability Technologies and Solutions

Honeywell announced today that it is Ready Now to support the Nusantara Capital Authority (OIKN) in realizing their goal of making a sustainable and smart forest city. OIKN is the government…

Gibu Mathew, Vice President and General Manager in Asia-Pacific (APAC) in Zoho Corp. (special)

Rabu, 30 November 2022 - 11:22 WIB

How to Make SaaS Work for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Southeast Asia's digital transformation has been impressive as the region is now poised to reach a projected digital economy worth USD360 billion by 2025. With digitalisation, the region bore…

PT Dharma Polimetal ("Dharma Group") Triputra Group automotive component manufacturing company.

Senin, 28 November 2022 - 12:15 WIB

DRMA Remains Optimistic 2023 Automotive Still Rises, Targets Sales Up 20%

PT Dharma Polimetal Tbk (“DRMA”), a listed company engaged in automotive component manufacturing business sees the prospects for the automotive business in 2023 will still remain promising.…

Alvara Research

Sabtu, 26 November 2022 - 06:20 WIB

Turnover Rises High, Culinary MSMEs No Problem Paying OFD Platform Commissions

Online food delivery (OFD) services have accelerated the growth of food and beverage (F&B) MSMEs in Indonesia by 1.9 times faster compared to offline sales. OFD platforms enable MSMEs to have…