MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, YOGYAKARTA – The COVID-19 pandemic occurs in almost all countries no matter their groups, ethnics, and religion are.
Nevertheless, some countries has successfully tackled it, while others including Indonesia are getting overwhelmed to confront it.
At the virtual orientation of SMK Muhammadiyah across Indonesia on Tuesday (13/7), President of Muhammadiyah Haeadar Nashir stated it’s not appropriate to compare Indonesia and countries succeeding in overcoming the outbreak and even conducting huge football championships.
“The COVID-19 doesn’t recognize developed or developing countries. However, the developed countries can rapidly find solutions and do recovery because the have funds, facilities, great health systems, and others. We essentially own them but they’re limited,” explained Haedar.
“Therefore, we may not complain how come they carried out the championships with audience or did other activities. Don’t look at the good things only, but we have to see how they dealt with the pandemic and how the people were disciplined during the pandemic,” he emphasized.
How the government and the people tackle the pandemic matters so that Indonesians may not see what other countries have recently done an excuse to be negligent.
“We may not merely see the result and follow to watch the football games and to go to school without knowing the condition in Indonesia. What we face here isn’t a virus as in London, Conpenhagen, London. Here, in Indonesia, the pandemic is getting worse and the curve hasn’t flatten yet,” said Haedar.
“We should ask ourselves whether or not we’re already highly disciplined. It’s for not only us but also other people,” he stressed.