"The integrated tasks include raising awareness, conducting early detection, treating patients, handling impacts, and rehabilitating in accordance with the WHO protocol," she noted in a written statement released on Monday.
The task force must immediately announce the steps entailed in handling the COVID-19 outbreak transparently to the public, including concrete steps to avert the spread of COVID-19 that the WHO has declared as a pandemic on March 11, she emphasized.
The task force should also represent the government to proffer a sense of security among members of the public through several concrete steps entailing raising awareness, disseminating education, conducting mitigation and emergency response, and ensuring social restriction to address the COVID-19 outbreak, she remarked.
The government, through the BNPB, should also promote public and private participation in addressing the COVID-19 outbreak, she affirmed.
The House speaker also voiced support to any effort to declare COVID-19 as a non-natural national disaster.
"The declaration of status is a response to this incident through emergency response steps under coordination of the BNPB," she added.
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