Covid-19 (Corona Virus Disease) Article - Determination of Public Health Emergency of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)
The spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) which is extraordinary, marked by the number of cases and/or the number of deaths has increased and spread across regions and across countries and have an impact on political, economic, social, cultural, defense and security aspects, and welfare community in Indonesia. So based on this, a Presidential Decree Number 11 of 2020 concerning Determination of Public Health Emergency of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In Presidential Decree No. 11 of 2020 stipulates that Indonesia is obliged to make countermeasures in accordance with the provisions of the legislation, which one of them is Law No. 6 of 2018 on Health Quarantine (hereinafter referred to as "Law No. 6/2018" ).
In Law No. 6/2018 explains that Health Quarantine is an effort to prevent and ward off the exit or entry of diseases and/or public health risk factors that have the potential to cause public health emergencies. Where the purpose of the implementation of Health Quarantine is to protect the public from diseases and/or Public Health Risk Factors that have the potential to cause Public Health Emergency, prevent and ward off diseases and/or Public Health Risk Factors that have the potential to cause Public Health Emergency, increase national resilience in the field of public health, and provide legal protection and certainty for the public and health workers.
The implementation of Health Quarantine in Public Health Emergency is carried out by the Government to be carried out quickly and accurately based on the magnitude of threats, effectiveness, support of resources, and operational techniques taking into account the sovereignty of the country, security, economy, social, and culture. In the implementation also, the Government can coordinate and cooperate with the international world.
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