Jakarta, May 29, 2020 – The national switching company, PT. Jalin Pembayaran Nusantara (JALIN) distributes social assistance to several Covid-19 affected community around Jakarta areas to reduce the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) transmission that have direct or indirect impact to the community’s economy.

“Through its community development program ‘Jalin Peduli Covid-19’, PT Jalin Pembayaran Nusantara (JALIN) is aiming to support restoring welfare and health of the community, especially around the Jakarta’s outskirt area (Jabodetabek),” said VP Corporate Secretary of PT Jalin Payment Nusantara, Christianus Panjisasongko, in Jakarta on Friday (29/6).

The program has distributed 852 food packages in five areas throughout Jakarta, distributing 500 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to hospitals and clinics, as well as installation of five units of Hand Washing Facilities in public spaces.

Christianus added that the Jalin Peduli CoVID-19 was funded from the Idul Fitri holiday bonus (THR) of the company’s Board of Commissioners, Board of Directors, as well as employee fundraising which had been distributed from 15 May 2020 to 11 June 2020.

Besides, JALIN is also channeling social funds through its parent companies, namely PT Danareksa (Persero) and PT Telkom Indonesia.

“It is expected that with the social assistance ditributed by Jalin, would be able to support improvement of the surrounding community’s economy,” added Chrisrianus.

The social assistance distribution went well and received positive responses from the community and medical workers who received the benefits.

With the assistance of Jalin Peduli Covid-19, is expected to help people who have difficulty surviving in a pandemic, especially in the upcoming Idul Fitri holiday.

Earlier, Indonesian Covid-19 pandemic surfaced from a single case discovery in February 2020 which rapidly increased until now, which eventually create a major impact for the community’s economy proven by the number of layoffs by private companies and in other informal sectors.