"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, March 16, 2020.
According to her, 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.
In addition, 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.
Moreover, the government, through the BNPB, should also promote public and private participation in addressing the Covid-19 outbreak.
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. (Antara)