We have such a great experience and proud to announce our cooperation with The National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) in terms of our role as volunteers in distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) given by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a donation to The Republic of Indonesia in terms of facing global pandemic coronavirus or known as COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
It is A Global Pandemic
Coronavirus or COVID-19 has been announced as a global pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO) per March 12, 2020. This virus has been spread over the world with total confirmed 3,191,827 cases (4/30). Of that number, the death toll reached 227,534 people and recovered 831,473. (Source; The Guardian: Coronavirus world map).
How are Indonesia Current Situations?
Indonesia’s first case of coronavirus spreads happened in Depok, West Java (2/3). It was a local transmission, transmitted by a Japanese student who takes a ballet class to his teacher (31) known as case one. Case one transmits the virus to her mother then known as case two (64). The first imported case is known as case six which a crew of a vessel (ABK) from the Diamond Princess Vessel.
Indonesia National Agency for Disaster Management has recorded 9.771 cases (30/4). Of that number, the death toll reached 784 people and recovered 1,391 people. The outbreak itself has been affecting 297 out of 514 cities in Indonesia within 34 provinces. DKI Jakarta ranked first in cases per province with the total number of confirmed 4,092 cases, recovered 440 people, and death 370 people (30/4). West Java ranked in the second position with the total number of confirmed 1,009 cases, 107 people have recovered and 79 deaths. (Source: CNN Indonesia).
Our Efforts Facing This Global Pandemic
Our support for facing this global pandemic in Indonesia by helping the distribution under cooperation with Indonesia National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB). We wanted to increase the distribution rate of personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to handle the matter of COVID-19 can be done well in the time of as soon as possible. In this precious occasion, we cooperate with the Indonesian Logistics Community (ILC), and the Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association as the communicator between BNPB towards many trucking and logistics company in Indonesia.
“We wanted to express our gratitude to BNPB who gave us the chance for helping the distribution of the PPE, regarding the handling of COVID-19 in Indonesia”- Agung Handoko, Vice President of Operations Division ON-TRUCKS.
ON-TRUCKS support is provided by assisting the distribution process, which is providing four truck of wing boxes that carry 100 tons of medical equipment and PPE to assist the distribution process from Soekarno-Hatta Airport to the BNPB headquarters. ON-TRUCKS also helps with import document clearance, loading & unloading, also monitoring the fleet to ensure all distribution processes run smoothly.
During the day of distribution from Soekarno-Hatta Airport to the BNPB headquarters, ON-TRUCKS team only consists of eight people since we embrace the national campaign of Physical Distancing to reduce the intensity of coronavirus spread in the society.
The United Arab Emirates supports given to Indonesia be in the form of medical equipment is concrete evidence of the international concern on the hard work and safety of the medical unit. The support Supports in the form of personal protective equipment (PPE), masks, and hand sanitizers. This step is a form of support to improve the handling of COVID-19 in Indonesia.
We hope we can contribute more on the following occasions; we believe that this pandemic can be solved quickly if the case were handled carefully alongside with responsive distribution. ON-TRUCKS will always support all of the efforts to taking care of COVID-19 in terms of the distribution.