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Indonesia indicated to have an infodemic threat related into Covid-19 information, such as the warning given by the WHO. Covid-19 pandemic information which conveyed by Indonesian Health Ministry became controversial were very interesting to observe based on the appraisal. This research aimed to identify the judgement system and the meanings which appeared in Health Minister statements regarding Covid-19in Indonesia. The controversial statements of Indonesian Health Ministry in the initial phase of Covid-19 that have been collected by Kompas TV used as data source. The researchers found that the message conveyed the meaning to admire positively in the three indicators of Social Esteem and Judgement System. Meanwhile, the reseachers also found that the message conveyed the meaning to praise positively in the two indicators of Social Sanction and Judgement System. Based on the result, the conclusion were Ministry of Health's ability to control information regarding the use of masks is still considered in accordance with the initial conditions of Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia and prevent the society from being trapped in panic buying situations.
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