In the Middle of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Dengue Cases in Majalengka Increased

TIMESINDONESIA, MAJALENGKA – Cases of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DBD) in the Regency Majalengka, West Java, experienced an increase during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was known, after the local Health Office recorded 631 cases in the January-July period.

Head of the Majalengka Health Office, Alimudin said the threat of dengue cases in the community was a challenge for the government. Because, in addition to preventing the spread of the Corona virus, it must stop the increasing number of dengue cases.

“This is not only a challenge for the government, but also the community because it can threaten health. At least in that period, there have been 4 people died, “said Alimudin, Thursday (07/16/2020).

For that, he asked the community to maintain environmental cleanliness routinely. As an effort to prevent and help the government in handling DHF cases.

“We again intensify all efforts to prevent the continuing increase in dengue cases, one of which is through Epidemiology activities,” he said.

He also explained, so that the community continues to carry out by way of 3M. Namely, draining reservoirs of clean water or drying puddles, closing ponds or water reservoirs and burying used goods or recycling used waste so as not to become a den of mosquitoes.

“Still we continue to appeal to the public to prevent this by using 3M,” he explained.

The man who also serves as Spokesperson for Covid-19 Majalengka, asked the community to jointly eradicate DBD and continue to fight Covid-19.

“Let’s protect ourselves, protect the family, starting from home to fight Covid-19 and prevent DBD of Majalengka. Stay healthy, keep up the spirit, “he urged.

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