Home Minister calls on regional heads to postpone overseas trips

Home Minister calls on regional heads  to postpone overseas trips

Some railway officers sprayed disinfectant liquid to prevent the spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Gambir Station in Jakarta. ANTARA/Aji Cakti

It is true (he) calls on all regional heads to postpone their overseas trips
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Home Affairs Minister Tito Karnavian has called on regional heads, deputy regional heads, chiefs and members of regional legislative assemblies across Indonesia to postpone their overseas trips to avoid contracting coronavirus or COVID-19 infection.

"It is true (he) calls on all regional heads to postpone their overseas trips," Chief of the Information Center of the Home Affairs Ministry Bahtiar said in a press message text on Sunday.

Tito said the UN World Health Organization (WHO) had declared COVID-19 global pandemic

If the trips are not very urgent, they should postpone them to avoid being exposed to the coronavirus., he said.

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