Preventing the Spread of Covid-19, BNPB urges tourists to continue to apply health protocols while on vacation

Suara.com – Prevention of the spread of Covid-19 needs to be encouraged at tourist attractions, when tourists spend long holidays with holidays.

This is the reason the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) also distributed masks and provided education on health protocols at a number of tourist sites in Yogyakarta on Sunday (27/2).

Head of BNPB Lt. Gen. Suharyanto said the distribution of masks was a step by the central government to help reduce the rate of transmission, especially the Omicron variant.

“Continuing the activities that have been carried out in the previous weeks, BNPB distributed masks in several areas that experienced an increase in Covid cases, DKI Jakarta, then West Java and yesterday in Central Java, now switching to Yogyakarta,” said Suharyanto quoting the official website of the Covid-19 Task Force. .

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A number of tourists were in the tourist area of ​​Mubud Island, Batam, Riau Islands, Saturday (18/9/2021). [ANTARA FOTO/Teguh Prihatna]
A number of tourists were in the tourist area of ​​Mubud Island, Batam, Riau Islands, Saturday (18/9/2021). [ANTARA FOTO/Teguh Prihatna]

The purpose of distributing these masks is to remind the public and tourists to adhere to health protocols and be aware of the spread of COVID-19.

“With the distribution of masks, it is hoped that it will increase compliance with health protocols and help meet the community’s need for masks,” he continued.

He advised the public to always implement health protocols wherever they are, even when on vacation.

“Health protocols are 5 M, wash hands, maintain distance, avoid crowds, reduce mobility and the main thing is to wear masks,” he concluded.

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