Send Shock Message Through Transportation Restrictions, Anies Baswedan – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan stated that the decision to restrict transportation in Jakarta was a form of shock message that reaped the pros and cons. This was stated by Anies when leading a technical meeting to accelerate the handling of Covid-19 on Monday (3/16/2020) which was uploaded through the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government’s Youtube channel.
“Do not work normally, this is an abnormal situation, this is an abnormal attack must work in an abnormal way as well,” said Anies Baswedan.
The abnormal work he mentioned was exemplified by restrictions on public transportation in Jakarta on Monday (3/16/2020).
“Earlier public transportation was restricted to extremes, what was the purpose? The aim was to send a shocking message to the entire population of Jakarta, that we are dealing with extreme conditions,” said Anies Baswedan.
According to Anies, the shock message will make people more aware that the corona virus is in front of their eyes.
“So when people queue long, then realize Covid-19 is not a phenomenon that is far only seen in WA there, it’s in front of our eyes,” he added.
Anies decision to send a shock message through transportation restrictions is certainly bringing pros and cons.
Musician Joshua Matulessy, thinks that Anies’ decision is a genius idea. “I still think this idea is genius,” Joshua commented through his Twitter account on Tuesday (3/17/2020).
In contrast to Joshua, comic artist and producer Ernest Prakasa regretted Anies’s decision through his Twitter account on Monday (3/16/2020).
He stated, “Anies’s decision to restrict public transportation, as predicted, caused an explosion of queues everywhere. Close contact. This is a policy that could actually facilitate transmission of COVID-19.”
One citizen also added, “On one hand, the Provincial Government’s shock message is indeed crazy. But, seeing last weekend the residents flocked to Anyer, Puncak, not according to the appeal for #dirumahaja also not to lose crazy.” Kartu Poker
“The state of crazy needs handling that is not less crazy. Unacceptable yet understandable,” he added.
“It is too extreme but the effect is not playing the next day is immediately quiet, the risk must be to hold the talk of citizens” commented another citizen.