Jakarta – LSPR Rescue held another webinar on 18 May, 2020, with the theme ‘Humanitarian Values, Creative Industries Adaptation and Government Policy in the Covid-19 Emergency Response’. This activity was opened with a presentation from the Chairman of the Indonesian Volunteers Against COVID-19, Sandiaga Uno, about how COVID-19 has taught how to be concerned for oneself and others. In addition, this disaster arose as a “wake up call” for humans to develop their abilities by pivoting for survival. “This was asserted by the number of UMKM turnover that has decreased by 80%. To avoid layoffs or even bankruptcy, there are plenty of businessmen who changed their primary focus of business to the more profitable ones during this pandemic to maintain their business such as, by selling health herbal medicine, protective masks, selling disinfectant and also frozen food”, explained Sandiaga. He also said that currently, the younger generation have the potential (in digitalisation), because they are a generation where the majority of them have gadgets, which means they contribute to the biggest screen time in the digital world.

Furthermore, Spokesperson for President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, Fadjroel Rachman said, to be able to cope well with the “new normal” period, community participation on the front lines has become very important. The government as a policy maker will not succeed without the role of the community. There are two forms of discipline that people need to pay attention to. First, the discipline of immunity, is the discipline that maintains body strength or immunity and eating healthy food as a routine. The second thing that society also needs to know is the discipline of social distance.

Which means the community needs to take social distancing guidelines seriously. “The positive attitude of all parties who can help each other during the pandemic is what determines the reduction of the COVID-19” spread, he stressed.

The last presentation was from Rommy Fibri Hardiyanto, LSPR Lecturer who is also the Chairperson of the Indonesian Film Censorship Agency. He stated how the film industry was also affected poorly by this pandemic. “Production houses stop operating, the theater is closed, salary cuts to termination of employment” he said as the closing of this webinar session