COVID-19 Response Acceleration Task Force

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COVID-19 Response Acceleration Task Force
Gugus Tugas Percepatan Penanganan COVID-19
Coronavirus Disease Mitigation Acceleration Task Force.png
Agency overview
Formed13 March 2020(16 months ago) (2020-03-13)
Dissolved20 July 2020(12 months ago) (2020-07-20)
Superseding agency
JurisdictionFlag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Headquarters Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management headquarters, Jakarta, Indonesia
6°11′34″S106°52′07″E / 6.1928°S 106.8686°E / -6.1928; 106.8686 Coordinates: 6°11′34″S106°52′07″E / 6.1928°S 106.8686°E / -6.1928; 106.8686
Agency executive
Website covid19.go.id

COVID-19 Response Acceleration Task Force (Indonesian : Gugus Tugas Percepatan Penanganan COVID-19) was a task force that coordinates and oversees the Indonesian government's efforts to accelerate the mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was established on 13 March 2020, coordinated by Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management, involves Ministry of Health, Indonesian National Police, and Indonesian Armed Forces. [2] The task force executive board was led by Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management head Doni Monardo, with Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs Muhadjir Effendy as the head of advisory board. [3]

Contents

The task force was dissolved on 20 July 2020 according to Perpres Nomor 82 Tahun 2020 (Presidential Regulation No. 82 of 2020). [4] The duties of this task force is then moved to the COVID-19 handling task unit in the National COVID-19 Handling and Economic Recovery Committee  [ id ]. [1]

Background

Treatment Facilities List Emerging Infection Diseases Treatment Facilities List in Indonesia.jpg
Treatment Facilities List

A man from the Netherlands may have been the first confirmed coronavirus patient in Indonesia when he fell ill there in January. He was treated in three hospitals while he was ill in East Java in January 2020. [6] [7] Indonesia banned all flights from and to Mainland China starting from 5 February. The government also stopped giving free visa and visa on arrival for Chinese nationals. Those who live or have stayed in Mainland China in the previous 14 days have been barred from entering or transiting through Indonesia. Indonesians are discouraged from travelling to China. [8]

The Ministry of Health ordered the installation of thermal scanners for at least 135 airport gates and port docks, [9] [10] and announced that provisioning over 100 hospitals with isolation rooms (to WHO-recommended standards) would begin. [11] On 2 March 2020, President Joko Widodo confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19 in the country in a televised statement. [12] According to the Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto, the patients contracted the virus from an infected Japanese person in Depok who later tested positive in Malaysia. Both Indonesian patients were subsequently hospitalized at Sulianti Saroso Infection Center Hospital, North Jakarta. Starting on 4 March, Jakarta MRT also began scanning the temperature of passengers entering the stations and denying access to those with symptoms of high fever. [13]

Starting on 8 March, travel restrictions expanded to include Daejeon and Gyeongsangbuk-do in South Korea, Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna regions of Italy, and Tehran and Qom in Iran Visitors with travel history within these countries but outside the aforementioned regions have to provide a valid health certificate during check in for all transportation into Indonesia. [14] Despite the restriction on travellers from South Korea, Indonesia is still allowing flights from South Korea. [15] The first confirmed death of coronavirus in the country occurred on 11 March 2020. [16] However, one of Telkom employees died on 3 March when tested positive COVID-19 on 14 March and also infecting his wife and child. [17] [18] On 13 March, the government designated 132 treatment facilities across Indonesia.[ citation needed ]

Members

Executive board

Task Force MemberRoleNotes
Kepala BNPB Doni Monardo.jpg Doni Monardo Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management Head

Chair of Task Force

Appointed 13 March 2020
Oscar Primadi Ministry of Health Secretary General

Deputy Chair of Task Force

Added 20 March 2020
Susyanto Ministry of State Owned Enterprises Secretary General

Deputy Chair of Task Force

Added 20 March 2020
Achmad Djamaludin National Resilience Council Secretary General

Deputy Chair of Task Force

Added 20 March 2020
Arios Tiopan Aritonang Indonesian Armed Forces Operational Assistant Chief

Deputy Chair of Task Force

Appointed 13 March 2020
Herry Rudolf Nahak Indonesian National Police Operational Assistant Chief

Deputy Chair of Task Force

Appointed 13 March 2020

Advisory board

Task Force MemberRoleNotes
Muhadjir Effendy.jpg Muhadjir Effendy Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs

Head of Task Force Advisory Board

Appointed 13 March 2020
Mohammad Mahfud.JPG Mahfud MD Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs

Deputy Head of Task Force Advisory Board

Appointed 13 March 2020
Terawan Putranto.jpg Terawan Putranto Minister of Health

Deputy Head of Task Force Advisory Board

Appointed 13 March 2020
Finance Ministry Sri Mulyani Indrawati 2016.jpg Sri Mulyani Minister of Finance

Secretary of Task Force Advisory Board

Appointed 13 March 2020

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