Volunteers educate vendors about health protocols in 10 markets

Volunteers educate vendors about health protocols in 10 markets

Volunteers with the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling, along with Panca Marga Youth and Army personnel, educate market sellers about the COVID-19 health protocols at a South Tangerang market. (ANTARA/HO-Task Force Volunteer)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Volunteer Coordinating Team of the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling visited 10 traditional markets in Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang, and Bekasi (Jabodetabek) areas to educate sellers about health protocols.

"Education of the market vendors was carried out to stem the spread of COVID-19 in traditional markets," said head of the supporting volunteer division of the team, Yulius Setiarto, in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The educational activity was carried out in cooperation with Panca Marga Youth and the Indonesian Army.

Each team that visited the traditional markets comprised 10 people: five volunteers, two army personnel, and three members of Panca Marga Youth.

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The volunteers were briefed on the protocols for traditional markets and were equipped with 100 sets of fabric masks, hand sanitizers, face shields, stickers, posters, and banners about the health advice.

The volunteers will continue to monitor the 10 markets to determine the level of compliance with the health protocols among vendors.

They will also carry out surveys on health protocol implementation in traditional markets. The results of the surveys will be used to provide recommendations and feedback to market stakeholders to implement effective health protocols in traditional markets.

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