September 24, 2020, 07.10 PM
A file photo of the Covid-19 burial protocols in Indonesia. Dokumentasi TRC BPBD GunungkidulA file photo of the Covid-19 burial protocols in Indonesia.

YOGYAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – An Indonesian police personnel who had done volunteer work to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic in Yogyakarta, Central Java died on September 20 after contracting the coronavirus.

About four months ago, First Adjutant Inspector (Aiptu) Sri Mulyono joined other volunteers from the Yogyakarta Police and Yogyakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD Yogyakarta) to conduct burial of the deceased with suspected or confirmed Covid-19.

Sri Mulyono, or often called Pak Mul, was known for his eagerness to share his knowledge and expertise with other volunteers.

Pristiawan Buntoro, head of the Rapid Response Team (TRC) of the BPBD in Yogyakarta, said Mulyono joined the team at the time the first coronavirus infections were recorded in Yogyakarta March 23 to June 30.

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“He joined Aman Nusa Progo task force, which is conducted by the Yogyakarta Police. He was one of the members of the KBR [chemistry-biology-radioactive] Team from the Indonesian Police Mobile Brigade,” said Pristiawan.

He said that Mul often shared his knowledge about matters related to chemistry, biology, and radiation. “This included [the development of] decontamination chamber which came from his contribution,” he said.

“But, on June 30 there had been changes in the Aman Nusa Progo Task Force. Mul then was transferred [to another unit],” he added.

Pristiawan, however, confirmed that Mul did not contract the coronavirus while he was volunteering with the TRC.

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