President Jokowi Calls on Community Units to Join Hands to Monitor ODPs
Date 2 April 2020
As part of the efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called for participation from both neighborhood units (RT) leaders and community units (RW) leaders to monitor the people returning from Greater Jakarta with ODP (people under surveillance) status to carry out self-isolation in their hometowns.
“I’ve learned that supervision and control at the regional levels, particularly at the sub-district and village levels have been put in place,” the President said in his introductory remarks in a limited meeting through video conference from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java province, Thursday (2/4).
The President added that social protection assistance and economic stimulus will also help run the economy, particularly in capital Jakarta.
“Governor of Jakarta has also said that as many as 3.6 million people in the capital will receive social safety net and Jakarta provincial government has distributed social safety net to 1.1 million people. We are preparing to distribute it to the remaining 2.5 million,” the President said, adding that local authorities could also use village funds to act as a local social safety net.
“Other measures include imposition of large-scale social restrictions and the campaign to keep practicing physical distancing,” he added.
Those measures, according to the President, are in accordance with the World Health Organization health protocol in the fight against the disease. (TGH/EN)
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas