PCR is not a travel requirement, DKI Deputy Governor anticipates third wave

PCR is not a travel requirement, DKI Deputy Governor anticipates third wave

The central government no longer requires PCR testing as a condition for air travel. Previously, PCR testing was a mandatory requirement for potential airline passengers who wished to visit Bali and other areas that applied PPKM level 4 status. PCR testing was also required for passengers who had just received the first dose. vaccine.

DKI Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria or colloquially known as Ariza, said his party will continue to increase vigilance against increasing Covid-19 cases, including the emergence of a third wave following the abolition of the PCR test as a condition for air travel.

Although it still uses the Covid-19 test requirement in the form of an antigen swab test for potential air travel passengers, the test is not as accurate as the PCR test in detecting the exposure to the corona virus in a person’s body.

“Yes, we have not reduced various facilities, even though the BOR (Bed Occupancy Rate) has decreased, intensive care has decreased, we continue to improve various facilities, starting with the Covid hospital, health workers, drugs, PCR, vaccines, vitamins and others. We make sure there is no shortage of PPE masks and so on, “he told the hotel. city, Monday (1/11).

With the removal of the PCR test, Ariza called on the public to continue to adhere to health protocols in order to minimize transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

“However, this does not mean that we have to be reckless, but we have to remain vigilant. The government ensures various regulations to support the reduction of COVID-19 and to improve vaccines, but our duty as citizens is appropriate, obedient and disciplined with protocols, “he said. (OL-4)


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