Gov’t Introduces Five Principles to Stay Healthy Amidst Pandemic

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 18 Mei 2020
Category: News
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Head of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) delivers press statement, Monday (18/5). (Photo: Ibrahim/PR).

Head of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) as well as Chief of COVID-19 Handling Task Force Doni Monardo introduced new five principles for a healthy lifestyle during COVID-19 pandemic.

“In the future, the five types of nutritious foods which widely known as ‘4 sehat 5 sempurna’ (4 is healthy but 5 is best) consisting of eating meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, and drinking milk, will transform into five principles for a healthy lifestyle during the pandemic, namely: wearing masks, keeping a distance, washing hands, regular exercise- adequate rest-no panic, and eating nutritious food,” Doni said on Monday (18/5).

According to Doni, the Task Force is working together with all components of the nation through community-based pentahelix collaboration, including the involvement of religious leaders, cultural figures, and also youth leaders to disseminate this information to the public.

Furthermore, Doni explained that the Government’s plan to reduce social restrictions will highly depend on field data.

“I once again emphasized that there is no policy to reduce restrictions for the next 1-2 weeks. What was discussed by the President is a scenario which entirely depends on field data,” said Doni.

On that occasion, he also emphasized that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo still impose mudik (annual exodus ahead of Eid Al-Fitr) ban.

“No mudik! Let us maintain the level of community compliance together so that we can prevent the virus transmission to the people in our hometown,” Doni added.

Moreover, Doni reminded that the mudik ban will not applied to transportation related to logistics, foods distribution, and government activities, as well as other activities related to the COVID-19 handling.



Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: Lulu Wuliarti

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