The primary Covid-19 health protocols that are being promoted include wearing masks and regular handwashing.
“This is important because research proves that if 60% of the population wears a cloth mask then the rate of transmission can be below one, thus moving the curve downwards,” said Khofifah.
The East Java Governor is also planning to evaluate the capabilities of Covid-19 referral hospitals.
Experts have additionally been included in efforts to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 infections as well as managing the coronavirus pandemic.
Jokowi visits East Java
Jokowi visited East Java on June 25 where the first leg of his tour included a trip to the region’s capital of Surabaya.
It was during a visit to the East Java Covid-19 Task Force Center that Jokowi gave the directions to bring down the Covid-19 transmission rate within two weeks.
Jokowi called on relevant parties in East Java to approach the situation with seriousness and cohesion.