BATURAJA – The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has spread in more than 282 cities in Indonesia. This number keeps on increasing, despite the lowering curve on positive cases and the increase of cases of recovering from Covid-19. As per 26 April 2020, it has been listed that there are 129 positive cases of Covid-19 in the province of South Sumatra spread in different regions of the province.

In the attempt to prevent the Covid-19 infection, PT Semen Baturaja (SMBR) has distributed a number of relief supports in the form of medical equipment to the Task Force for Handling Covid-19 Disaster of Ogan, Komering, Ulu (OKU) Region on Monday, 27 April. The relief support was directly given by the Vice President Operation I of Semen Baturaja, Eko David Irawan, to the Head of OKU region, Kuryana Aziz, on the latter’s house.

Semen Baturaja, who has been appointed as the coordinator of the Task Force for Covid-19 Disaster of OKU, has distributed relief in the form of 100 pieces of medical protective equipment, 2500 pieces of medical face masks, 10.000 pieces of handscoon, 100 liter of hand sanitizer, and 1000 pieces of cloth face masks, “We, alongside all of the State-Owned Business Enterprises in South Sumatra, are working together with each other and gave our full support especially to the government in their many efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, mainly in the OKU region,” said Eko David Irawan.

Other than the company’s CSR, the medical equipment donations also came from the Semen Baturaja Employee Union and Bayt al-Mal of Semen Baturaja Employee. “It is a form of consideration from the employees of Semen Baturaja who have donated in order to help preventing the spread of Covid-19,” he added. Going further, Eko David hoped that the donated relief support to be immediately distributed, especially for medical workers or people of OKU region.

Previously, Semen Baturaja along with other 46 State-Owned Business Enterprises had provided relief support to help manage Covid-19 in the form of medical equipments to the government of South Sumatra province. Other than the donation, Semen Baturaja has also directly contributed to the preventive measure against Covid-19 through disinfectant spraying on several public areas in OKU region back then on 26 March. “We even deployed teams from Semen Baturaja to help doing tracing and spraying disinfectant on the houses of both people and patients under Covid-19 surveillance in OKU region,” as Eko David mentioned.

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