According to Minister of Education and Culture Nadiem Anwar Makarim, the move aims to disseminate the information to the public in languages that are easily understood.
“The messages conveyed by the Government to follow health protocols still need to be improved so that they can be more easily understood by the public, namely by using languages that the communities are familiar with,” he was quoted by the Cabinet Secretariat's website on Wednesday.
The Minister expressed hope that by providing the campaign in regional languages, the public will feel closer to their culture and understand the message of the guideline which in the end will attract them to apply it in their daily lives.
In response to this, Chairperson of the covid-19 Handling Task Force Doni Monardo expressed appreciation for the breakthrough.
Doni also expressed belief that the use of regional languages will enable the public understand better about covid-19.
At the same time, it also shows the wealth of the Indonesian nation in terms of cultural diversity, he added.