COVID-19 Working Committee Constantly Reminds People to Implement Health Protocols

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 23 September 2020
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Infographic of Maintaining Social Distance and Avoiding Crowd (Photo by: PR of Cabinet Secretariat)

Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Working Committee Wiku Adisasmito reminded people who often flout health protocols of the potential risk of being exposed to COVID-19.

According to him, there are several factors that can increase the spread of the COVID-19 virus in communities and individual. First, crowded places. “That is something that must be avoided,” he said during a press conference at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (22/9).

Second, people who are within 1 – 1.5 meters. Third, poor air circulation in a room. Fourth, long interaction with other people in a closed room.

“Under those conditions, if someone is not wearing a face mask, the droplets that come out of other people’s nose and mouth can stick to the skin and are inhaled into the respiratory system,” he said.

To that end, he reminded people to strictly implement health protocols by wearing a face mask, maintaining physical distance and washing hands since those are the keys to suppressing the virus transmission

Wiku also mentioned about individual who is infected with COVID-19 but showing no symptoms. “That individual may look healthy but turns out to be positive for COVID-19. So I urge people to immediately conduct an examination if you have had close contact with a Covid-19 suspect,” he said.

“Let’s fight together to break the chain of the spread of this virus. Let us work together to protect each other so that we can be free from COVID-19,” he said. (Communication Team of the COVID-19 Task Force / EN)



Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: Muhardi

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