Detiktoday.com – The Minister of Home Affairs (Mendagri) Muhammad Tito Karnavian reminded all parties that the moment of joint leave must really become a common concern. The Minister of Home Affairs does not want the joint leave which falls on the upcoming 28 October 2020 to become a place for the transmission of Covid-19. This is because from the experience so far during the long holiday, there has been a surge in residents’ mobility, both for vacation and returning to their hometowns.
This was conveyed by the Minister of Home Affairs in the Minister’s press statement regarding the Limited Meeting Results on Monday (19/10/2020) at the State Palace, Jakarta. “The community moves from one place to another, and this movement of the community can cause transmission, a medium of transmission,” said the Minister of Home Affairs.
For this reason, as an effort to prevent transmission, the Minister of Home Affairs conveyed several things that needed to be done together. “The first is for your colleagues who are in red areas, areas that are prone to infection. If you can not go home and do not go on vacation, it is better to spend time in their respective places. Cleaning up your house or residence, enjoying a vacation with your family at their respective residences. That’s what is expected, “said the Minister of Home Affairs.
However, if you really want to leave the city, the second thing that needs to be done is that the person concerned is really in good health and is not exposed to Covid-19. One way to do this is by doing a PCR test. “So that we are sure that in a negative situation, we do not become a contributor to our brothers, our parents, and others in the area,” said the Minister of Home Affairs.
Furthermore, the third thing conveyed by the Minister of Home Affairs is related to the role of regional heads and Forkopimda. For that, continued the Minister of Home Affairs, a joint meeting with regional heads and Forkopimda is necessary. The Minister of Home Affairs hopes that their role is in maintaining the regional defense mechanisms that have been running so far. He gave an example of the control patterns carried out by regional heads and Forkopimda during the last Eid holidays, for example with Kampung Sehat or Kelurahan Sehat. At that time, residents who came from outside the area were confirmed to have carried out the test. The goal is they do not transmit the virus when interacting with local residents.
“Try it like that. Because of this, the family can actually be called on, whoever wants to go home is in every region, every village, every village, every village. The existing Tangguh Village, Tangguh Village, Tangguh Urban Village is really activated by involving stakeholders in the area. Well, this is the role of the Governor, the Regent, the Sub-District Head, the Village Head, and the Lurah are very important, ”said the Minister of Home Affairs.
Finally, the Minister of Home Affairs reminded us about the importance of adhering to the Covid-19 health protocol, namely 3M: wearing a mask, washing hands with soap or hand sanitizer, and maintaining distance or avoiding crowds. Next, activities of cultural traditions and the like are asked not to cause crowds, as well as tourist attractions. Here the role of regional heads needs to be optimized by building communication with community leaders and managers of tourist attractions so as not to cause massive crowds.
“Once again, it is not disrespectful to this tradition, but this is a different situation from the Covid-19 pandemic. Do not let us become victims, our brothers become victims,” said the Minister of Home Affairs.
“So, for that the tourist spot must be managed in such a way, given announcements, conveyed to residents so that the place does not exceed the capacity, for example 50% or 30%, done in waves and others. Well, this is an important role for Forkopimda, the Forkompinda machine must move, because only the machine can protect it (so that there is no Covid-19 transmission), “concluded the Minister of Home Affairs.