Home Minister Issues Circular on Measures to Prevent COVID-19 Spread during Holidays
Date 23 Oktober 2020
Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian has issued Circular Number 440/5876/SJ on Measures to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 during Holidays and Collective Leave Days in 2020.
The Circular, signed on 21 October 2020, includes instructions for Governors and Regents/Mayors to urge the public to avoid travel during holidays and to maintain self-discipline in following health protocols.
“The regional leaders should implement the circular by taking into account local wisdom and the characteristics of each region,” the Minister said during Coordination Meeting held virtually on Thursday (22/10).
Tito went on to say that regional leaders should identify the potential transmission of COVID-19 in their respective areas and involve local communities in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The regional leaders, he added, should also coordinate with all related parties, including managers of hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.
In the Circular, the Minister also asked the regional leaders to urge the public to prepare for the potential of hydro-meteorological disasters, such as floods and landslides, based on the forecast from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). (PR of Ministry of Home Affairs/DND/UN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Lulu Wuliarti