Fajar Pebrianto, Maudey K. Setyakusuma, Jakarta – Deputy Head of the Covid-19 Handling Committee, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, compared the spread of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia with several other countries, amid the delta variant outbreak. He said that the increase in cases recently also occurred in other countries.
"So don't look at it that Indonesia is the only one who experienced it," said the Java-Bali Emergency PPKM Coordinator at a press conference in Jakarta, Thursday, July 15, 2021.
One of the countries experiencing an increase in cases is the Netherlands. Luhut also mentioned the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, who made a public apology on July 12, 2021.
"Because he agreed to take off the mask some time ago and now it's rising exponentially," said Luhut while showing a graph of the increase in Covid-19 cases in the Netherlands.
This comparative data was quoted by Luhut from the ourworldindata.org page. It displays a graph of the average new Covid-19 cases per week from April 13 to July 13, 2021.
England topped the list and was followed by the Netherlands, Malaysia and Russia. Then Indonesia, Thailand, the United States, and Israel.
Therefore, Luhut also asked all parties to understand the situation. "That this delta variant is a variant that is not easy to control," he said.