Gov’t Develops COVID-19 Integrated Information System
Date 24 Juni 2020
The Government has built an integrated information system, namely “Unite Against COVID-19” (BLC), to determine zones based on levels of transmission during the ongoing pandemic.
“The system is a compass for our country in understanding the very dynamic development of COVID-19 every day, every week, every month. And through the system, we can determine the zoning of the COVID-19 transmission level,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in a press conference on COVID-19 zoning system at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (24/6).
The President said that the system can show how many Regencies, Cities, and Provinces have changed their status from green to yellow, green to orange, green to red, or red to orange, red to yellow, and red to green.
President Jokowi also said that COVID-19 threat has not ended yet. In the last few days, the number of positive cases is still increasing in several regions and some provinces report a large number of positive cases.
According to the President, communities play a major role in reducing the number of cases and preventing the spread of COVID-19. To that end, the President invited the public to be disciplined in obeying health protocols, namely wearing face masks, washing hands frequently, keeping a safe distance, and avoiding crowds.
“We need to remind each other to be disciplined in implementing health protocols. This is what we must continuously do and it must become our new habit,” the President explained.
The President also praised Governors, Regents, Mayors, and COVID-19 task force units in regions who have succeeded in reducing positive cases and mortality rates. He added that the integrated information system provides the data needed, and every policy that the Government makes is always based on scientific data and advice from scientists.
“We feel more optimistic because the data show better development, but we must remain vigilant. Let me reiterate that Indonesia is a great and prosperous nation, and with mutual cooperation and solidarity in communities as our strength, together we can support each other” the President said.
On that occasion, the Task Force Team consisting of Wiku Adisasmito, a professor of health policy, especially health system and prevention of infectious diseases, and Dewi Nur Aisyah, an expert in epidemiology and infectious diseases informatics, explained about COVID-19 zoning system. (UN / EN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Yuyu Mulyani