No Mudik This Year, Gov’t Tells Civil Servants
Date 30 Maret 2020
Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms Tjahjo Kumolo on Monday (30/3) issued Circular Letter Number 36 of 2020 on Restrictions for Out-of-Region Traveling and/or Ban on Annual Exodus (Mudik) among State Civil Apparatus.
The move, the Government said, aims to prevent the possibility of wider transmission of the coronavirus.
The Minister expressed hopes that all state civil apparatus across the country can participate to curb and slow down the spread of COVID-19.
In the meantime, according to Secretary of Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms Dwi Wahyu Atmaji, there are important notes in the circular letter. They are as follows:
First, all state civil apparatus across the country have been instructed not to participate in the annual tradition of leaving the city to their hometowns, a tradition known as mudik (exodus) during Eid-Al Fitr this year.
Second, all state civil apparatus are expected to strictly practice social distancing measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Dwi also said that all state civil apparatus are also expected to educate the communities in their neighborhoods by following the Government’s instructions so that they would stay put instead of leaving for their hometowns.
“I think all of state civil apparatus across the country can make the people understand to stay in the city (where they are now) during Eid-Al Fitr and to practice social and physical distancing when leaving the house to support the Government’s efforts in slowing down the spread of the coronavirus,” Dwi said.
Third, all state civil apparatus are also expected to care about those impacted by COVID-19.
“We hope that all state civil apparatus can contribute to help ease the burden of people who are in need around their neighborhoods,” he said.
Fourth, all civil servants should also encourage the people to live a clean and healthy lifestyle. (FID / EN)
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas