COVID-19 Information for Refugees in Indonesia
by Suaka Indonesia on 12/03/2020
(This article will be updated continuously to reflect the current situation)
The situation with Coronavirus, known also as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19, in Indonesia is escalating very quickly.
The government already issue nationwide awareness for prevention and mitigation. WHO also already declared this case as a pandemic earlier today. Calling COVID-19 a pandemic does not mean that it has become more deadly, it is an acknowledgment of its global spread.
SUAKA asks the refugee community not to be panic. The virus transmission is preventable and can be managed through practicing personal hygiene, such as hand-washing, avoid face-touching, and follow good cough and sneeze etiquette. If you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, you should go to the doctor.
Don’t believe hoaxes on the internet, always double-check news or chain text messages shared on social media or messaging application (whatsapp/line/viber etc) THROUGH a reliable news source.
The best place to get reliable information is the WHO Website, here you can find comprehensive advice, including more on how to minimize the risk of spreading or catching COVID-19. All sources of information available on SUAKA website, were checked and verified before published.
For real-time data you can visit:
- Jakarta (cases): https://corona.jakarta.go.id/id/peta
- Indonesia: https://infeksiemerging.kemkes.go.id/
- Worldwide: WHO COVID-19 Dashboard (https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd)
- John Hopkins University COVID-19 website (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html)
Find more information in the links below
The site is currently being updated on a daily basis, so check in regularly.
It is also advisable to check the official Website of your local and regional municipality, which may have specific health information, as well as news concerning your community, such as travel guides, and outbreak hotspots.