Wearing masks to be enforced nationwide

Covering up: Municipal officers displaying placards encouraging people to wear face masks and maintain social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Banda Aceh. — AFP

THE government is currently preparing personnel from various institutions to jointly carry out an operation to ensure the implementation of a mask-wearing protocol in subdistricts and villages across Indonesia amid the current spike of confirmed Covid-19 cases.

The operation will involve personnel from the Indonesian military, the police, public order agencies, as well as prosecutors and judges.

Covid-19 Response and the nation’s economic recovery committee chairman Erick Thohir said president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo directed the country’s 83,000 subdistricts and villages be the forefront of Covid-19 management.

“Sometimes there is a perception that the government wants to carry out repressive actions,” Erick, who is also the state-owned enterprises minister, said on Thursday, as quoted by kompas.id.

But Erick said community discipline was needed to increase given that Covid-19 deaths and confirmed cases continued to rise.

He claimed that despite the case fatality rate continuing to fall from 9% in April to 4% in September, the figure was still higher than the global rate, which stands at 3.27%. — The Jakarta Post/ANN

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

covid-19 , face mask


Next In Aseanplus News

Asean News Headlines as at 7pm on Thursday (April 15)
Indonesia's Jokowi proposes exclusive German industrial area in Central Java
Global Times probes why WHO-China report included hypotheses of cold chain and world military games
Brunei’s economy to grow by 3.2 per cent this year
Xi to join European climate summit, as Kerry in China for talks
Beijing skies turn yellow as sand, dust engulf Chinese capital
South Korea mulls plan to end state funding of overseas coal
Philippines must exercise rights to build structures within EEZ in WPS: Carpio
Hong Kong electoral amendment bill passes first reading
Covid-19: Two more cases detected with highly contagious UK variant

Stories You'll Enjoy