JAKARTA – MNC Group, through MNC Peduli, donated aid to the Task Force for the Acceleration of Covid-19 Handling to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia. The help is in the form of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), masks and ventilators worth a total of Rp5 billion.
The donation was given by MNC Group Executive Chairman Hary Tanoesoedibjo (HT) accompanied by MNC Peduli Chairwoman Jessica Tanoesoedibjo to the Chair of the Task Force for the Covid-19 Handling Acceleration of Lt. Gen. Doni Monardo, Wednesday (1/4/2020).
HT revealed three important things in handling Covid-19 in Indonesia. First, he invites all elements of the nation that have the ability or more opportunities to participate in helping people who have been hit by the coronavirus.
According to HT, assistance can be given directly or indirectly, it can also be through the Task Force or places such as hospitals and others that have been designated by the government.
"Secondly, I think we are in this together as the Chair of the Task Force (Doni Monardo) said. Let us follow all the recommendations of the government, both by the President, Mr. Jokowi, the related ministries, and the Task Force. If we unite, follow all directions, follow all appeals, the problems we face, this coronavirus, will definitely be resolved faster, "HT said.
Third, HT invites mass media to provide positive news, not to frighten or even contradict government statements. Corona outbreak resolution, said HT, will be faster if all communities are united.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Covid-19 Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling Doni Monardo said, assistance from the MNC Group is a form of support for the Task Force in carrying out prevention and mitigation efforts to deal with the corona outbreak.
Doni admitted that he discussed many things in the meeting with HT, including how the participation of all ranks of the media in the country to be united to help government programs which would later have a positive effect, especially those related to support the nation.
"It is so important because one of the factors that make a lot of people exposed is that the immune system of the body is low or lacking. Now the impact of that, is caused by panic, worry, "said Doni.
According to the former Kopassus Danjen, positive reporting and encouragement to be healthy and recover from illness is the main key in fighting the coronavirus.
"United is the best solution, including how we are disciplined to avoid. When we can also make efforts to remind others, then this also becomes our strength. Mutual cooperation, unity, become our important thing today, "said Doni.