Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2021, 14-15 September 2021, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Government Policies of Maluku Province on Covid-19 Prevention and Governance

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2321388,
        author={Gregorius  Sahdan and Muhtar  Muhtar and Andriamampionona Lalaina  Tienh and Oktav  Pahlevi and Teguh  Yuwono},
        title={Government Policies of Maluku Province on Covid-19 Prevention and Governance},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2021, 14-15 September 2021, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICISPE},
        year={2022},
        month={9},
        keywords={policy provincial government prevention control covid-19},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2321388}
    }
    
  • Gregorius Sahdan
    Muhtar Muhtar
    Andriamampionona Lalaina Tienh
    Oktav Pahlevi
    Teguh Yuwono
    Year: 2022
    Government Policies of Maluku Province on Covid-19 Prevention and Governance
    ICISPE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2321388
Gregorius Sahdan1,*, Muhtar Muhtar1, Andriamampionona Lalaina Tienh1, Oktav Pahlevi1, Teguh Yuwono1
  • 1: Universitas Diponegoro
*Contact email: gsahdan@yahoo.com

Abstract

The emergence of Covid-19 in Maluku Province has prompted local governments to carry out more appropriate handling and prevention. Three issues concern government policies, namely, health and safety issues, economic resilience issues, and the provision of social security networks. However, the various measures taken by the regional government have not been able to stem the escalation of the spread of Covid-19 throughout the province of Maluku. The purpose of this study is to find out why the policies adopted by the government could not reduce the escalation of Covid-19 transmission in Maluku Province. The question posed in this study is the extent to which provincial government policies can reduce the impact of the spread of Covid-19 in Maluku Province. This research uses an explanatory qualitative method. Our findings show that the Maluku government does not carry out stringent policies in preventing and tackling Covid-19. The implication is that many people affected by Covid-19 ignore government policies and choose to self-medicate using traditional medicine.