Responsive Leadership in Preventing Transmission of Covid-19 in the Indonesia-Malaysia Border Area

Oskar Hutagaluh,Andi Rustam,Suwandi S. Sangadji,Ilfan Baharuddin,Ardhariksa Zukhruf Kurniullah

The spread of the COVID-19 is increasingly globalized to have an impact not only on human health but also on all lines of life that requires rapid responses with anticipatory and preventive steps before its effects become worse. All countries feel the impact of outbreak, which moves so fast, including border communities. Today, COVID-19 travels through the human respiratory system to one another and from one area to another including Sambas area. The purpose of this study was to investigate the leadership responses and efforts to prevent the spread of this global disease on the Malaysia-Indonesia border area, precisely in the city of Sambas. We divided the findings into two. First, the spread of COVID-19 in Sambas was declared an extraordinary event category, because Sambas is located in the border area between Malaysia and Indonesia, where the community's largest livelihood is working in Malaysia. Second, when Sambas was declared an extraordinary category of the spread of that deadly virus, the local government responded to this incident by setting specific policies, including not carrying out religious or other rituals that invited crowds. On one hand. the Sambas community responded well to the policy. However, for certain reason the local Sambal are still carried out daily activities with the excuse for daily needs.

Volume 12 | Issue 2

Pages: 3274-3279

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I2/S20201449