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Education on COVID-19 health protocols in Papua: Let’s Wear a Mask

COVID-19 health protocols in Papua

Jayapura (ANTARA) – Personnel from the Papua Police’s Traffic Directorate held an educational activity on health protocols for the use of masks to residents of Jayapura City by placing ‘Come on Wear Masks’ stickers on every vehicle.

Head of the PJR Ditlantas Polda Papua Police Commissioner Mathen Asmuruf in Jayapura City, Monday, said the locations that were the focus of the ‘Let’s Wear Masks’ sticker were in front of the Jayapura Mall, PTC Entrop and the Abepura Circle, Jayapura City.

“Today, 50 units of stickers were installed on two-wheeled, four-wheeled and six-wheeled vehicles,” he said.

In this educational activity, he said, the Papua Police Traffic Directorate deployed Traffic Police personnel to educate motorists through the installation of ‘Let’s Wear Masks’ stickers.

“The goal, of course, is the National Police’s effort to educate the public about the importance of implementing health protocols for the use of masks in every community activity,” he said.

He hopes that the implementation of education regarding the use of masks for the public, especially motorists, through the ‘Come on Masks’ striker, can have a positive impact in the form of awareness from the community itself towards preventing the spread of COVID-19 which is still endemic in Jayapura City.

“In addition to providing education on the use of masks, Polwan then Polda Papua personnel also appealed to motorists to order traffic, such as using helmets with Indonesian National Standards and administrative completeness for driving SIM and STNK,” he said.

COVID-19 health protocols in Papua


A former Dutch colony, West Papua was formally incorporated into Indonesia in 1969, after an undisputed vote of about 1,025 representative tribal leaders. The result of the plebiscite was overseen and endorsed by the United Nations.

Since the democratization in 1998, especially since 2007, democracy by mean of elections has been introduced to increase political participation in the two provinces. The fact that the leaders of Papua and West Papua provinces are democratically elected by the people has strengthened the legality of the region as a province of Indonesia.

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This Blog has gone through many obstacles and attacks from violent Free West Papua separatist supporters and ultra nationalist Indonesian since 2007. However, it has remained throughout a time devouring thoughts of how to bring peace to Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia.

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