Discussion Facing the Covid Pandemic 19 and Preparation for New Normal, Acting Mayor of Medan, Ir H Akhyar Nasution MSi, visited Medan Area University on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 to discuss and solicit input in dealing with the 2019 Corona Virus Disease pandemic ( Covid-19) and preparation for new normal.
Plt. The Mayor of Medan was also accompanied by Acting. Head of Education Office in Medan City, Muslim, S. Sos. and the Head of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Arjuna Sembiring, S. Sos, M.SP., Medan Tembung Sub-District Head Barli Mulia Nasution, S.STP., M.AP. They were welcomed and received by the Rector of the Medan Area University Prof. Dr. Dadan Ramdan, M.Eng, M.Sc, Dr. Ir. Hj. Siti Mardiana M.Si (Deputy Chancellor for Academic Affairs), Dr. Utary Maharany barus, SH, M.Hum (Deputy Chancellor for Administration), H. Muazzul, SH, M.Hum (Deputy Chancellor for Student Affairs), Dr. Ir. H. Zulheri Noer, MP (Deputy Chancellor for Cooperation), Sri Irawati, S. Sos, MAP. (Head of BARKI), and Rahmat Fauzi (Head of BATRI).
Plt. Mayor of Medan, Ir. H. Akhyar Nasution, M.Sc., in his visit said “We want to ask for input from the University of Medan Area which we consider to be Higher Education that has the capacity and integrity that directly touches the community, especially in the field of education. We will make this input as a basis for making steps and policies to face the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for New Normal.
Plt. The Mayor of Medan also explained that the number of Medan residents this month was very high, which was positively infected by Covid-19. Based on data released by the Covid-19 Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling in Medan, Tuesday (6/16), there were 643 positive citizens of Covid-19. The increase that occurred cannot be separated from the lack of public awareness to comply with health protocols that have been issued by the government.
Therefore an alternative solution is needed to overcome this so that people who are positively infected by Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) can be treated properly until healing. In addition, he added, the Covid-19 pandemic that occurred from March 2020 until now has caused the economic life of the people to decline greatly.