The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) distributed 9,000 personal health kits in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 during the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia or the 2022 MotoGP series in Mandalika, Central Lombok District, West Nusa Tenggara Province.
Director of the agency’s Human Resources Socio-Economic Recovery and Improvement Andi Eviana said the distribution of the health kits was expected to help protect the MotoGP spectators.
“Of course, we hope with strict implementation of health protocols, all of MotoGP participants can return home in a good health condition,” Eviana noted in a press statement received here Sunday.
The free health kits, distributed in the Mandalika area, contained one hand sanitizer, two cloth masks, and four medical masks.
The packages were distributed to MotoGP fans
across the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit area, including Gate 1, 2, and 3.
Eviana also said that the MotoGP fans’ awareness of the importance of complying with the health protocols was “very good”.
One of the spectators from Bandung, Beben, said that the personal health kit he got was very helpful for preventing the transmission of COVID-19 in crowds.
“We are assisted by the health kits from BNPB,” he noted at Gate 3 of the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit area.
Meanwhile, a spectator from Lampung, Sandi, expressed his appreciation for the health kits that were given to him and his family members.
“We received additional masks when watching MotoGP. Hopefully, we all would be safe from COVID-19,” he said.
Overall, BNPB has distributed free 300,000 masks and 25,000 hand-sanitizers to several areas in Lombok.
The distribution of personal health kits could be carried out thanks to good collaboration of various stakeholders, including the Central Lombok district government, local Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), behavioral change ambassadors, National Police (Polri), and Indonesia Defense Forces (TNI).
Source: Antara News