The Authority of the BNPB Is Expanded During the Corona – The government through the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) establishes a period of emergency disease epidemics due to the Corona virus in Indonesia. This is a picture of a disease emergency.
As is known, the emergency period is set to May 29, 2020. The disaster emergency period is regulated in Law No. 24 of 2007 concerning Disaster Management.
In the Act, disasters are divided into three types. Namely natural disasters, non-natural and social disasters. COVID-19 disease outbreaks are included in the types of non-natural disasters.
Non-natural disaster is a disaster caused by an event or a series of non-natural events, including but not limited to technological failures, modernization failures, epidemics, and disease outbreaks, reads Article 1 Paragraph 3.
Furthermore, it was explained that in this disaster emergency period, BNPB gained several easy accesses. In addition, BNPB has a command to command the sector or institution. Here’s the article:
(1) In the event that the status of a disaster emergency is determined, the National Disaster Management Agency and the Regional Disaster Management Agency have easy access which includes:
a. mobilization of human resources;
b. mobilization of equipment;
c. logistics deployment;
d. immigration, excise and quarantine;
f. procurement of goods / services;
g. management and accountability of money and / or goods;
i. rescue; and
h. command to order sectors / institutions.
In addition, Article 51 explains that the determination of the emergency status of a government disaster is in accordance with the scale of the disaster.
Previously, BNPB Head Doni Monardo announced the extension of the status of certain conditions. This Decree was signed since February 29, 2020. The following is the complete ruling:
First: Determine the Extension of the Status of Specific Emergency Disasters due to Corona Virus in Indonesia
Second: Extension of Status of Certain Conditions as referred to in the FIRST dictum is valid for 91 (ninety-one) days, calculated from February 29, 2020 to May 29, 2020
Third: All costs incurred as a result of the stipulation of this Decree are charged to the Ready-to-use Funds available at the National Disaster Management Agency Blogspot
Fourth: This decree shall come into force as from the date of stipulation with the provisions that if there is an error in the future there will be an appropriate improvement.