Natural disasters increase the difficulty of epidemic prevention, Indonesia plans to deploy tens of thousands of military police to fight the epidemic
China News Service, February 23. According to a report by Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao, Indonesia’s new crown epidemic is severe. Recently, due to frequent natural disasters, the epidemic prevention situation has become more severe. The Indonesian government plans to dispatch tens of thousands of military and police personnel to assist in tracing people who have been in contact with confirmed patients and to ensure that epidemic prevention measures are strictly followed. This will be the largest “non-war operation” ever undertaken by the Indonesian military and police.
According to reports, Indonesia’s densely populated Java is currently in the monsoon season. The recent heavy rains have inevitably intensified the epidemic prevention work.
On February 22, local time, in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, floods hit residential areas.
Extreme rainfall on the 19th and 20th caused major flooding in many places in the capital Jakarta, and thousands of residents were forced to evacuate.
On the 22nd, the head of the Capital Special Administrative Region, Anis, stated that many confirmed cases of the new crown have been found in 10 flood evacuation centers in Jakarta. “We have carried out antigen tests in multiple locations, and some evacuated people have tested positive.”
Anis said that the stagnant water in all disaster areas has subsided on the morning of the 21st, but the tents prepared for the victims are still Open, because after the disaster needs to clean up, the victims still have to shelter temporarily in tents.
In addition, the rainstorm has not yet passed. The Indonesian Bureau of Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics predicts that Jakarta will also usher in moderate to intense rainfall, which may cause floods and landslides.
p > On January 17, local time, after the earthquake struck Sulawesi, Indonesia, some patients received treatment outside the hospital.
The number of confirmed cases in West Sulawesi after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred on January 15. The province’s anti-epidemic officials said that the cumulative number of cases on January 6, 2020, increased to 5042 on February 19.
Sisulawesi Health Department stated that the earthquake did have a huge impact on epidemic prevention. People in the evacuation center did not strictly abide by the epidemic prevention measures, resulting in more infections. The Joko government therefore plans to mobilize tens of thousands of military police to join the fight against the epidemic.
At present, it is up to neighbors and communities in Indonesia to determine the most suitable epidemic prevention measures for the local epidemic, and to ensure that these measures are followed; local officials and security units are responsible for monitoring suspicious patients, tracing contacts, and supervising self-isolation And assist in the promotion of testing.
The economic coordinator of the Indonesian national anti-epidemic team, Ellanga, said: “We will send military personnel, police and urban management teams to the local area, not only responsible for law enforcement (according to health regulations), but also participating in tracking contacts. ”
The commander of the National Army, Hardy, revealed that nearly 30,000 supervising non-commissioned officers and officers from the navy and air force will go to Java and Bali towns where the epidemic is more severe to be responsible for tracing contacts. .
National Police Chief Listyyo said that the police will send more than 40,000 security and public order personnel to participate in this task.
Clark, a military defense expert at Bacharan University in Bandung, pointed out that it is inevitable and unexpected to recruit military police to assist in tracing contacts because they have strong logistical and organizational capabilities; In addition, the military and police can act as a deterrent and encourage people to comply with epidemic prevention rules.