JAKARTA – Public Communications Team, Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling COVID-19, Doctor Reisa Broto Asmoro revealed that protocols for maintaining distance or physical distancing can reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 by 85 percent.
That was explained by Doctor Reisa as according to research results published by the scientific journal Lancet. In the journal mentioned that the safe distance is 1 meter from one person to another.
“This is the best preventive measure that can reduce risk by up to 85 percent,” said Doctor Reisa at the Media Center Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling, Graha National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Jakarta, Wednesday (10/6).
According to him, the distance keeping protocol as an effort to break the chain of COVID-19 distribution is most effective at reducing transmission rates or transmission rates. Especially, when in public spaces, such as public transportation.
As it is known that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is contagious or transmitted through droplets or saliva splashes. So in this case Dr. Reisa also suggested that people continue to use masks when they have to leave the house, especially when using public transportation services.
“The new type of corona virus that causes COVID-19 is transmitted through droplets or sprinkling of saliva, so it is mandatory for everyone to use masks, especially when using transportation,” he explained.
Furthermore, if forced to use public transportation, Dr. Reisa also appealed to the public to avoid holding the door handles, elevator buttons, banisters, or items touched by many people.
If forced, then you must wash your hands immediately. “If it’s not possible, use water and soap, you can use hand rub with a minimum alcohol content of 70%,” he said.
Then, he also reminded people not to put luggage or bags on chairs or public transportation floors. In addition, consuming food or drinks on public transportation should also not be done, because it can be contaminated.
“Avoid using mobile phones in public places, especially when crowded with others, so they cannot keep a safe distance,” he explained.
“Avoid eating and drinking, when in public transportation. This aims to avoid contamination, especially if you use unclean hands,” concluded Dr. Reisa.
National Task Force Public Communications Team
Sources : www.covid19.go.id