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Aditya Gagat Hanggara
11 May 2020
In the midst of the difficulties caused by COVID-19, this epidemic we unconsciously also teaches us to uphold the spirit of mutual cooperation. So instead of getting lost in anxiety, you better collaborate, Smartcitizen. You can start from the environment closest to you. We can take an example from the solidarity of residents of RT 05 / RW 10, Kelurahan Pekayon, Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta. When they found out that a neighbor had difficulty getting food, they took the initiative to open a donation until they finally collected 25 kg of money and rice.
The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government has also created a Corona Response Collaboration program through the Jakarta Development Collaboration Network (JDCN). In addition to being a place to receive donations such as food and medical equipment, there you can register as a volunteer to help the government's efforts in breaking the chain of pandemic spread.
[JDCN: Building a City of Collaboration]
Smartcitizen, if you know people or families affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, help them by providing moral support. You can do this by sending positive messages that can be encouraging, especially when they are undergoing independent isolation or in treatment.
Also share the experience of someone who has recovered from the COVID-19 disease. Because in this way we can also remind the public that most sufferers have managed to recover from this outbreak.
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The Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) implemented by the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government also include an appeal to work from home. But did you know that there are still 11 sectors that are still operating to support Jakarta? Yes, those who are engaged in health, energy, daily necessities, communication, and basic services, for example, are still working outside so you can keep doing #DiRumahAja activities. Come on, let's help appreciate their hard work by creating positive campaigns so that they avoid social stigma.
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Stigma not only hurts a person's feelings, but can also be a threat to public health at large. So, let's unite and together straighten all information related to COVID-19 in order to accelerate the realization of the corona-free city of Jakarta and return to normal.
Aditya Gagat adalah lulusan Teknik Informatika dari Binus University yang saat ini menjadi salah satu Content Writer di Jakarta Smart City. Gemar mengamati isu transportasi, olahraga, teknologi dan sains, ia memulai karier Jurnalistik bersama media internasional Motorsport.com pada 2016-2019. Saat ini ia terfokus pada topik kesehatan, khususnya mengenai penanggulangan pandemi Covid-19 di wilayah DKI Jakarta.
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