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Drive-Through Rapid Testing for COVID-19 Relief Efforts of Ministry of Law and Human Rights in Collaboration with BIN

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Jakarta – Ministry of Law and Human Rights (MoLHR) in cooperation with State Intelligence Agency (BIN) held a Drive Through Rapid Testing for Corona Virus or COVID-19 for public and officials of MoLHR. 1,000 Rapid Test Kits are prepared for this purpose during the transition period of Large Scale Social Restrictions.

In order to reduce the growing number of corona virus infection, MoLHR initiated a mass rapid testing for early detection of COVID-19 infection and to prepare for the implementation of New Normal.

The Drive-Through Rapid Testing is organized for 5 days starting from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020 on the Ministry Field, Kuningan Jakarta at 09.00 until 16.00 WIB.

Minister of Law and Human Rights, Yasonna H. Laoly who officially opened the event said that the pandemic of COVID-19 has considerably changed all aspects of life for the past four months. For that reason, MoLHR intends to take part in breaking the chain transmission of COVID-19 by conducting a Rapid Testing using Drive Trough station that also serves as an early anticipation for New Normal implementation.

“Implementing New Normal doesn’t mean that the COVID-19 pandemic is over. We must keep on trying to stop the transmission and massive testing is one of the efforts,” said Yasonna.

According to Yasonna, this program is also in line with the instruction from the President to target 20,000 samples of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or Rapid Molecular Test (RMT) in one day. Further, the target is increased to 30,000 tests per day.

“Rapid test is an initial screening tool. We hope that the results of all samples are non-reactive. But, for those whose result is reactive we have also prepared PCR/Swab Test on BIN’s Mobile Laboratory,” said Yasonna.

Earlier, the Secretary General of MoLHR, Bambang Rantam Sariwanto said that the information for registration of COVID-19 testing has been published through social media network such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram of MoLHR since 4 June 2020. Registration is conducted online by scanning QR barcode on the publication. Practicing the health protocol to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the test is also taking without any charges.

“The Drive-Through Rapid Testing of MoLHR provides 200 samples per day which is in accordance with the health protocol for COVID-19. The result will be forwarded privately to registered number for short messaging and email in 20 minutes after testing to ensure the confidentiality,” he said.

Director of 24 BIN, Irwan Mulyana also added that MoLHR is the first ministry working together with BIN to conduct Rapid Testing for Corona Virus. “BIN has 4 mobile PCR unit to detect the infection of COVID-19. Further we hope to cooperate with more ministries or agencies,” he added. (RS)