Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) in Indonesia

Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) in Indonesia

Adiana Mutamsari Witaningrum
Veterinary Public Health, Veterinary Medicine Faculty
Airlangga University

Corona Virus Disease 2019 is health problem world in the early 2020. Indonesia confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19 on 2nd March 2020. As of April 20, 2020, the number of people confirmed to be infected COVID-19 in Indonesia totaled 6760, with 11.05% (747) having recovered and 8.73% (590) confirmed death by COVID-19. Thirty two provinces of Indonesia had already confirmed cases of COVID-19. Jakarta Province has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 3097 reported cases. The recovery rate of COVID-19 per day, death caused by COVID-19 per day and new cases per day showed a high peak in this April.

Picture 1. Distribution map of COVID-19 in Indonesia

Our Government declared the policy of social distancing by learning from home, working from home and praying at home to reduce the level of the spread of COVID-19, while maintaining community services, especially health services and public services. Our Government also allotted funds to prevent the spread and the control of COVID-19. The Ministry of Health had issued guidelines for preventing the transmission of COVID-19 to people in Indonesia. These include washing hands often with soap, wear a mask if have a cough or running nose, eating foods that are nutritionally balanced, eat more vegetables and fruits, avoid contact with wild animals as much as possible, do exercise and have adequate rest, do not eat uncooked meat and immediately go to a health facility if you have coughing, running nose or breathing difficulties.

The government policy of social distancing is the most effective way to break the chain of spread of COVID-19. This policy has the effect of inhibiting the rate of growth of the number of patients and help to keep more people healthy. The most pronounced impact on the daily life of the population is the slowdown of the economy. Impact on education can partially be lightened by the existence of distance learning. The tourism sector suffer great impact in the reduction of tourists coming to Indonesia.

Situation in station (passanger took examination, if the temperature of body 38°C and more than passanger can not be allowed to enter the train for improvement awareness spread of COVID-19)
Situation of police manning the roadblock
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