Government pushes for transparency, communication in tackling corona

Government pushes for transparency, communication in tackling corona

Government spokesperson for COVID-19 handling, Achmad Yurianto.

Surely this communication is related to the performance of the government and the performance of us all
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Government has asked all parties involved in the fight against coronavirus to remain transparent and communicate effectively and in detail to help end the pandemic, said government spokesperson for COVID-19 handling, Achmad Yurianto.

"Surely this communication is related to the performance of the government and the performance of us all," he said during a video conference at Graha BNPB Jakarta on Monday.

Transparency and effective communication are needed because the impact of COVID-19 has been huge, not only in the health sector, but also other sectors and this needs to be understood, he explained.

It would be difficult to provide the social safety net properly if communication, through data, and other information is not available transparently, he said. "This of course makes it difficult for us in its (social safety net) implementation,” he added.

In addition to transparency, he also urged citizens to follow news and information related to COVID-19 that is true and accountable.

The public can get correct information through various platforms, including the website covid19.go.id, the WhatsApp COVID-19 service (081133399000), Halo Kemkes (1500567), as well as a number of online applications and other telecommunications services, Yurianto pointed out.

The service can be easily accessed by the community in addition to news updates that are being delivered via TVRI, ANTARA News Agency, RRI, and disseminated via radio and other private television networks, he added.

As of 12 p.m. Western Indonesia Time (WIB) on 4 May, 2020, 78 more patients have recovered from the novel coronavirus disease in Indonesia, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,954. Meanwhile, the number of positive cases have increased by 395, taking the total tally to 11,587. 

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