State Palace Enforces Body Temperature Check on Guests
Presidential Chief of Staff, Commander of the Presidential Security Details (Paspampres), and Military Secretary instructed the Palace personnel to conduct a body temperature check on every guest before entering the Palace complex starting Tuesday (3/3) in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Secretariat’s Deputy for Protocol, Press and Media Bey Machmudin has said.
“(The check) starts as of today. We have disseminated the instruction before, but starting today, the body temperature check will be carried out for every guest who enters the Palace. Person with a body temperature above 37.5 (degrees Celsius) are restricted from entering the Palace,” Bey said in a Presidential Palace Complex, Jakarta, Tuesday (3/3).
The policy, he added, will be applied to anyone entering the Palace, including staff, Paspampres, media, ministers and high ranking officials.
The Deputy went on to say that the temperature check will be enforced at all entrances to the Palace. Thus, the guest must undergo two body temperature checks, first at the entrance at Jl. Majapahit and Jl. Veteran III, and the second check is at the palace gate.
“This policy will be conducted for two weeks and will be evaluated later. We will monitor the condition and decide whether or not we continue to carry out the policy,” he said adding that currently there are no guests with high body temperature.
Also on that occasion, Bey told reporters that the Government has appointed Directorate General Secretary of Disease Control and Prevention Ministry of Health Achmad Yurianto, as a spokesperson for the handling of coronavirus in Indonesia. (FID/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany
Reviewed by : Lulu Wuliarti