Government urged to form COVID-19 task force

Government urged to form COVID-19 task force

Body temperature checking on a student of Al-Bayan Islamic School in Jakarta Barat, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (ANTARA FOTO/Fauzan/Sw)

Therefore, quick response to the coronavirus situation should be undertaken to avoid any panic in our community
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Speaker of People’s Representative Council (DPR) Puan Maharani has urged the government to immediately form an inter-ministry, inter-regional task force to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in the country. “As the Speaker, I have repeatedly asked the government to establish a national team on the coronavirus at the center for the measure to be coordinated and integrated,” Maharani said in a statement received here Wednesday.

The emergency has occurred ever since the health authority discovered local transmission of this disease. Therefore, it needs a quick response that is aligned with the World Health Organization standard protocols.

“Therefore, quick response to the coronavirus situation should be undertaken to avoid any panic in our community,” she noted.

Furthermore, the government must work to minimalize any data leakages of patients infected with the virus, as well as put in some effort to prevent further local transmissions.

“The government needs to work together with international communities on this matter, including adopting steps undertaken by other countries to handle the outbreak without any fatalities,” Maharani added. 

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