Doni Monardo, head of the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). (ANTARA/HO-West Java Province Pubic Relations/sh)
Public adherence to the health protocols laid down by the government is still less than 50 per cent, Doni Monardo, head of the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling said, citing the results of a survey.
“Some 95 percent of respondents understand the importance of (following) health protocols, such as wearing of masks, but the level of compliance is still below 50 percent. This is according to a survey conducted by several institutions," Monardo said in Jakarta on Thursday.
Monardo, who is also heading the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said it is crucial that people remind their relatives or others around them to adhere to the health protocols set by the government to curb COVID-19 transmission.
Each person should at least influence two other persons in their neighborhood or offices to comply with the health protocols, he remarked.
“If each one of us can influence two people, then we can increase the level of obedience to the health protocols, especially (in terms of) wearing masks, maintaining physical distancing, avoiding crowds, and washing hands with soap and running water,” he said.
Meanwhile, the BNPB delivered medical assistance to West Java province to help the administration handle the pandemic in the region.
The assistance was received by West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil at his official residence in Bandung.
The medical assistance comprised two million masks, 500 pieces of personal protective equipment, 500 goggles, 1,260 packages of disinfectant wipes, and 360 bottles of hand sanitizer. (ANTARA)