Jakarta (ANTARA) – The government will extend assistance to local administrations to establish COVID-19 self-isolation and quarantine facilities in their regions after a decision was taken on gradual funding decentralization.
“It considers that the COVID-19 handling efforts should be adjusted in line with the challenges in each regions,” a spokesman of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Wiku Adisasmito noted in a statement here on Thursday.
The government, in its coordination with related institutions and local government, agreed to gradually decentralize funding for self-isolation.
However, the central government is prepared to assist local administrations encountering difficulties, particularly in offering self-isolation facilities, and jointly sought a solution.
The central government will also respond quickly to assist regions curbing COVID-19 infections that tend to increase after the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Adisasmito has urged local governments to take precautionary measures against a further spike in coronavirus infections before the situation worsened and got out of control.
“All district heads and mayors are expected to improve COVID-19 handling in their respective regions,” he stated.
Source: Antara News