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UK, Jakarta Govt Launches LaporCovid-19 Project

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UK, Jakarta Govt Launches LaporCovid-19 Project RRI

The Jakarta Provincial Government, together with the British Embassy, ​​officially launched a Covid-19 health data center in Jakarta. The new project is named, LaporCovid-19, to improve public health data funded by the UK.

Owen Jenkins, British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste said the LaporCovid-19 program would cover the provinces of Jakarta, West Java, and East Java.

"The support from the British government for LaporCovid19, worth £56,000 or around Rp 987 million to carry out data management in collaboration with the regional government. So far we have collaborated with Jakarta, East Java, and West Java," said Mr. Owen Jenkins in a webinar in Jakarta, on Thursday.

This support is expected to facilitate collaboration and processing of Covid-19 patient data and the impact that may arise from various aspects. So that it can handle the Covid-19 pandemic case quickly and integrated.

Meanwhile, Jakarta Governor Anies Rasyid Baswedan also emphasized the transparency of the ReportCovid-19 program.

LaporCovid-19 is a platform for reporting public data and disseminating health information in handling Covid-19.

As part of a digital access program in collaboration with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and local government involvement. (RRI)

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