Volunteers selected by the government through the State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry will begin working to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on March 23. Registration will close at midnight on Friday. “The selected volunteers will receive guidance and training on Sunday and start work on Monday,” he said in a written statement on Friday.Healthy people in Greater Jakarta who are under 40 years old and single will be prioritized.In addition to accepting volunteers, the government is also accepting donations of rapid test equipment.As of Thursday, Indonesia has recorded 309 COVID-19 cases with 25 deaths, the highest death toll in Southeast Asia. Nearly 70 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the country have been recorded in Jakarta, according to the Jakarta administration. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has also urged hospitals to prepare contingency plans in case they were overwhelmed by patients. Hospitals have been advised to use the athletes apartment complex in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, which can accommodate 15,000 people, and state-owned hotels as emergency wards.Topics : The volunteers will be assigned to handle logistical and operational affairs in preparing alternative facilities for COVID-19 patients in case the current referral hospitals are no longer able to accommodate patients.They will be trained by the Indonesia Healthcare Corporation before carrying out their duties. In addition to that, they will also be equipped with protective gear and given health insurance while volunteering.SOE Minister Erick Thohir said the government would announce the selection results on Saturday.Read also: Indonesian SOE Ministry searches for volunteers to assist with coronavirus handling
Reverend Lloyd Philip Weber, 85, died early Sunday morning. He was born to Clinton and Elnora (nee Belter) Weber on their farm near Batesville, Indiana on March 23, 1930. Following graduation from Mission House (now Lakeland) College and Seminary, he served churches in Wisconsin and southern Indiana before accepting a call to serve the Church of the Good Shepherd in Elk Grove Village in 1963. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; daughter Cindy Stockmeier (and Bruce) of Elk Grove Village and their children Erik, Brett, and Annaliese; son David (and Debbie) of Elk Grove Village and their children Adam, Clinton, Kristina Schmidt, and Stacey; daughter Patricia (and Greg) Sullivan of Olney, MD, and their children Stephanie O’Neil, Kathryn, and Brian; daughter Judith (and Mark) Paris of Valparaiso, IN, and their children Alexis, Isabella, and David; granddaughters Brittaney and Mackenzie Weber of Atlanta, GA; and four great-grandchildren; Elijah Simonton, Hannah Schmidt, Scarlett O’Neil, and Emilia Perez. He was predeceased by his son Tom, granddaughter Lara Stockmeier, brother John, sister Janet Kelley, and parents. Visitation will be at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, on Tuesday, March 15, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and again on Wednesday, March 16, from 9:30 to 11:00 am. A memorial service celebrating his life will begin at 11:00 am. The family asks that well-wishers consider donating to the Northwestern University (Primary Progressive Aphasia) PPA Education and Research Fund or Heifer International .