COVID-19 Task Force, TNI, Police To Join Hands in Health Protocol Law Enforcement
The COVID-19 Handling Task Force has announced it will continue to work closely with the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) and the National Police to ensure law enforcement of health protocols.
According to Head of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Doni Monardo, the move is in line with the President’s directive regarding law enforcement of health protocols stipulated in Presidential Instruction Number 6 of 2020.
“The Presidential Instruction regulates that the Task Force should try to optimize community involvement in the enforcement,” Doni told journalists, Monday (14/9).
“It includes the involvement of non-formal figures, clerics, religious leaders, as well cultural figures to increase awareness and behavior change among the public,” he added.
Doni expressed hope that the involvement of the community will be effective to enforce the health protocols in the society.
On that occasion, Doni also conveyed the President’s directive regarding decision-making that will bring great impact for the wider community.
“The President has urged all policy makers to coordinate with each other so that the decisions can truly bring great benefits for the communities, both seen from the health aspect and other aspects,” he said. (TGH/EN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas