President Jokowi Issues Six New Directives on COVID-19 Handling
Date 14 April 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday (14/4) issued directives on the handling of COVID-19 during a Plenary Cabinet Meeting through a Video Conference.
The President’s directives are as follows:
First, implementation of massive sample tests must be expanded with aggressive tracking procedures and followed by strict isolation.
“I have ordered Chairperson of the COVID-19 Task Force, Minister of Health, the Indonesian National Police (Polri), and the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) to monitor the implementation of massive sample tests and isolation,” he said.
Second, adequate medical facilities and infrastructure, including the use of technology such as body sensors, big data, Immigration on Board, and AI (Artificial Intelligence) must be provided.
“We have collaborated with technology companies through telemedicine services so people do not need to see a doctor or to go to the hospital. They can consult their health through telemedicine,” he said.
Third, effective communication to the media must be disseminated in a transparent and detailed manner.
“Don’t let the information circulated replete with negative vibes,” he said.
Fourth, law enforcement with the support of state apparatus must be upheld.
“This is important so we really have a strong discipline to deal with this issue,” the President said.
Fifth, logistics flow should not be disrupted, both from the Central Government to the regions and from logistics warehouses to the regions.
Sixth, economic stimulus issued must meet the target.
“Those policies are aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19,” he said. (TGH/EN)
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas