(This article will be updated continuously to reflect current situation)
The situation with Coronavirus, known also as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19, in Indonesia is escalating very quickly.
For real-time data you can visit:
Jakarta (cases): https://corona.jakarta.go.id/id/peta
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, www.who.int. 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.
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.
Avoid big meetings and food-sharing. If you can work from home, do so. All nonessential large social gatherings should be reconsidered and, if possible, postponed. The easiest way how to identified ‘large social gathering’ if it is involving more than 10 people, it is LARGE.
SUAKA is preparing an illustrated information on the coronavirus in for Farsi speaker. The illustration was kindly provided and translated from Wei Man Kow original post on Coronavirus (check her other works on Comicsforgood.com or on Instagram @weimankow).
Other information is also available for other languages. SUAKA will try to compile this information.