NTB COVID-19 Update: Governor raises status from Standby to Non-Natural Disaster Emergency Response

Mataram, Lombok – Governor of West Nusa Tenggara Dr. Zulkieflimansyah signed Governor Decree Number 360 – 405 of 2020 concerning the Status of the Non-Natural Disaster Emergency Response COVID-19 in West Nusa Tenggara Province, which came into force on 15 April s.d. April 28, 2020, and will be extended by existing conditions and developments.

This status improvement is carried out as an effort to accelerate the handling of COVID-19 outbreaks that are fast, precise, integrated and comprehensive and involve all regional apparatus and related institutions both Provinces and Regencies / Cities throughout NTB according to standards and procedures for handling during emergency response to non-natural disasters.

The governor said this policy was taken because there was more than one cluster of cases to a widespread in the community, so the NTB Provincial Government would focus on efforts to handle and prevent the spread of COVID-19, both from the aspect of medical treatment and anticipation of wider transmission and on aspects of handling impacts. social-economic community.

Also, the governor added, the government has prepared an emergency response program that is meeting the needs of health care and preventing the spread of COVID-19, in the form of adding medical and surveillance personnel, fulfilling laboratory needs and distributing PPE for medical personnel in hospitals to the Puskesmas level to accelerate PPTG outreach. , OTG and ODP at the village level.

“Including to anticipate the need for Personal Protective Equipment for the return of Indonesian Migrant Workers from NTB, which is estimated at more than 2,000 people within the next 1.5 months,” explained the Governor.

Other programs he continued, namely handling community socio-economic impacts comprehensively, including meeting the food needs of affected communities and other socio-economic needs.

Health Officers have also identified 7 (seven) COVID-19 distribution source clusters, namely Gowa Cluster, Bogor Cluster, Jakarta Cluster, Sukabumi Cluster, Bali Cluster, Overseas Cluster/cruise ship and local transmission cluster.

Of all the clusters, said the Governor, Gowa Cluster recorded the most positive cases, namely 10 positive cases of COVID-19. This number has the potential to increase, because of the 750 residents of NTB who returned from activities in Gowa, South Sulawesi, as many as 369 people have been examined through rapid tests, with the results of 16.5% showing reactive while 83.5% non-reactive.

“Furthermore, to get valid results, swab samples will be tested at the Biomedical Laboratory of NTB Provincial Hospital and the Laboratory at Mataram University Hospital,” explained the governor.

To avoid wider transmission, the Governor who can be called Bang Zul asks all residents who return from affected areas, especially for those who return from the Gowa Cluster, to remain disciplined in carrying out self-isolation, continue to raise awareness to maintain personal, family and community safety large. Honestly provide information and report yourself to the nearest medical officer.

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