The Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia has been ongoing since early 2020, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 19 (SARS-CoV-2). By 2023, there were more than 61 million confirmed cases in Southeast Asia; by May 2023, around 767 million people worldwide were infected. As of May 31, Indonesia has reported more than 6.8 million positive cases of Covid-19, with a death toll of around 161 thousand. However, the number of Covid-19 survivors is also quite large. As many as 87.4% of survivors still feel persistent symptoms, including chronic fatigue and shortness of breath.
The covid-19 pandemic has forced us to adopt a new normal. One of the new normals is the implementation of physical distancing. Everyone must keep their distance to avoid transmission of the covid-19 virus from droplets that come out when coughing, sneezing, even when breathing and talking. Therefore, everyone should ideally maintain a distance of at least 1 meter when interacting with other people. To make physical distancing more effective, the UNY student team designed a Raspberry Pi-based warning tool for physical distancing violations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In order to prevent the transmission of the Covid-19 virus, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, in collaboration with the Sleman Health Service, carried out a booster vaccination for lecturers and education staff on Sunday, 30 January 2022. "This vaccination aims to achieve herd immunity because Covid cases have not disappeared at all. There is even a trend the case went up because there was a new variant of Omicron. Therefore, to help increase antibodies, we need a third booster vaccination,” said dr. Siti Hardiyanti from Depok III Health Center, Sleman.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the quality of physical health and the quality of mental health. The policy of learning from home does not necessarily have a positive impact. Children who typically study and play with their friends directly should study and stay at home. This situation triggered the emergence of boredom and stress in children.