BNPB Head Urges Public Transport Users to Stay Calm, Keep Distance

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 25 Maret 2020
Category: News
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Head of the National Disaster Management Agency Doni Monardo answers questions from reporters through video conference on Tuesday (24/3). (Photo: Ibrahim/PR)

Head of the National Disaster Management Agency—who is also Head of Covid-19 Handling Task Force—

Doni Monardo called on the people who use public transportation to stay calm while queueing and not to cram onto the already-packed mass transports.

“Do not touch your face, nose, and mouth after touching any objects. It is the only way to keep us safe from the virus,” Doni said through a video conference on Tuesday (24/3).

Doni also reminded the elderly and the people with certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular and hypertension to take serious concern about their health.

“Practice physical distancing even with family members because they may already have the virus,” he added.

Doni went on to explain that the more dangerous situation is when someone who does not know that he is already infected because he shows no covid-19 symptom—called a carrier—has close contact with others and then infect them.

“This is quite dangerous as we cannot identify who is really healthy or a carrier,” Doni said. (TGH/EN)



Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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