Lion Air Group cooperates with Dompet Dhuafa Social Enterprise to provide passenger rapid test service

(Photo: Prive. Doc)

IO, Jakarta – The impact of the Coronavirus has changed the world economic order. The travel industry has also suffered the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak throughout the world. Preventing transmission during flights, three Lion Air Group airlines, namely Lion Air, Wings Air, and Batik Air, signed a collaboration with Dompet Dhuafa Social Enterprise (DDSE) for initial and rapid screening health tests or Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID -19) Rapid Testo for every Lion Air Group passenger. 

Considering that Lion Air Group has become a cross-regional link, cooperation between Lion Air Group and DDSE is one of the strategic steps in reviving the Indonesian economy. COVID-19 Rapid Test service has been running awhile, and is available in four locations. 

The cooperative agreement was signed in Jakarta by the President Director of Lion Air Group, Edward Sirait, together with the Director of Dompet Dhuafa Social Enterprise (DDSE), Guntur Subagja. “Lion Air Group continues to apply all flight conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is following regulatory recommendations and Lion Air Group’s commitment to operating by prioritizing flight safety, security, and comfort factors (safety first)… as well as efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Danang Mandala Prihantoro, as Corporate Communications Strategist of Lion Air Group. 

 Provision of COVID-19 Rapid Test services under regulatory recommendations given by the Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling COVID-19 and Letter of the Minister of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation Republic of Indonesia Number AJ.001 / 1/12 PHB 2020 concerning Improvement of Travel Services. For COVID-19 Rapid Test Service, Lion Air Group passengers departing from Jakarta can visit 6 designated locations. 

“Citizens must follow government protocols in breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19. Communities are required to follow government regulations. Rapid Tests for individuals are done so as COVID-19 would not spread and the pandemic in Indonesia would stop. What is happening to the Indonesian people cannot be alleviated by a handful of parties. The pandemic is too big to be overcome alone. It takes a spirit of cooperation and compassion to get through it all. DDSE is also open to anyone who wants to collaborate, to solve with the problem together,” said Guntur Subagja as Director of Dompet Dhuafa Social Enterprise (DDSE). 

DDSE, together with partner volunteers, donors, and branch offices throughout Indonesia, is encouraged to help people directly or indirectly affected by the outbreak. The transmission of the virus is very fast, blowing out the number of people infected. This collaboration is expected to be able to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus and help revive the economy throughout the country.