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Task force ensures health protocols followed at Papua PON venues

Task force ensures health protocols followed at Papua PON venues

Health protocol volunteers hand out free masks around the match venue for Papua PON in Mimika District, Papua, September 30, 2021. (Antara/HO-BNPB/rst)

People in Papua are very enthusiastic about PON in their region
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Head of the Health Protocol Sub Task Force of Mimika District Asep Supriatna has ensured the strict implementation of health protocols during the XX Papua National Games (PON), especially at competition venues in Mimika, Papua.

Supriatna noted that his side had conducted daily checks for implementation of health protocols at venues for aeromodelling competitions, billiards, skydiving, and athletics.

"People in Papua are very enthusiastic about PON in their region. They are also excited about getting face masks provided by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB)," Supriatna noted in a statement received here, Friday.

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He stated that as of today, the Mimika District Health Protocol Task Force will distribute five thousand masks at four match locations and operate two mask cars around the paragliding location, with as many as four thousand masks to be handed out.

Earlier, health protocols volunteers had distributed 11 thousand masks through the Mask Outlet and Mask Car Program on September 30, 2021.

The BNPB had readied at least three million masks during the Papua PON to accommodate the medical requirements of athletes, officials, and residents in the surrounding match venues. The masks will also be distributed via the Mask Car Program rolled out by the local BNPB.

The Mask Car Program is specifically designed to reach every match location and residents in the vicinity. A total of 49,820 masks were distributed on September 26-30.

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Supriatna explained that almost all venues for the sports competitions in Mimika District were equipped with hand washing facilities and distanced benches for spectators, in addition to all venues necessitated to have a 25-percent cap on the number of spectators allowed out of the total capacity.

The Health Protocol Task Force will continue to monitor and disseminate information to the community and push the XX Papua PON Committee to complete unfinished infrastructure work, such as the availability of water, hand soaps, and hand sanitizers across the venues.

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