"We must not be careless and slack, so there will be no surge in COVID-19 cases as it happened in other regions in Indonesia. Health is the main thing, together we continue to obey 3M," said the Regent of Kotabaru H Sayed Jafar, as reported on Thursday.
He acknowledged that people are getting bored with a long time restriction of public activity, whereas COVID-19 is not known when it will end.
However, the government together with TNI-Polri (police and military) keeps advising people and monitoring the COVID-19 so as not to surge like in other areas.
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Commander of 1004 Kotabaru Military Command Lt. Col. Inf Roy Fakhrul Rozi said about 98 percent of local TNI soldiers have been vaccinated. It is hoped that all Kotabaru residents to be vaccinated so this area is safe from the infection of COVID-19.
"We want Kotabaru to be safe from COVID-19 transmission, therefore residents must be vaccinated," he said in a press statement.
According to him, many people are still afraid of getting vaccinated due to irresponsible news (hoax) that vaccines are dangerous, even cause death, even though all of that is not true.
Kotabaru Police Chief Adj Sr Comr Andi Adnan Syafruddin said about 4,418 vials of vaccine had to distributed to 22 sub-districts to anticipate the spread of COVID-19 in the district.
"We are the joint officers of TNI-Polri ready to support the government's program in vaccination issues, so the community is safe from COVID-19," he said.
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