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Comprehensive data needed to relax PSBB: spokesperson

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The Indonesian government needs comprehensive data from all parties, to relax large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) imposed, in several parts of the country to stem the spread of COVID-19, a government spokesperson said. The government spokesperson for COVID-19 handling, Achmad Yurianto, said at a press conference on Wednesday in Jakarta, that the government is in the process of formulating it (relaxation). The government is still sticking to the health protocol and PSBB, he said as quoted by Antara. In addition, it is continuing to conduct mass and massive tests, trace people believed to have come in close contact with COVID-19 patients, and isolate and treat COVID-19 patients, he added. He said the government is still conducting various studies and mulling several scenarios that will surely be developed and implemented. The studies are being conducted since problems in each districts or provinces differ from one another and all relevant sides need to study the data, he noted. He appealed to the public not to misconstrue the policy because if the relaxation of PSBB is not measurable, new cases of COVID-19 transmission would be found//Ant

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