The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) Medan Area University (UMA) conducted an international webinar with the theme “Covid-19 Threats Management, Politices and Ways to Recovery” Wednesday (06/17/2020) starting at 13.00 – 16.00 WIB. “
Rector of the Medan Area University, Prof. Dadan Ramdan, M.Eng, M.Sc in his remarks greatly appreciated the activity. Covid 19 has become a world disaster that causes various problems in the community, especially health and economic problems.
Various countries including Indonesia have made strategies and policies in dealing with Covid 19, even though the implementation has not been maximized due to various factors
Therefore, with this webinar activity, he hopes to provide a solution in dealing with Covid 19.
The main speakers at the event were the ISDEV Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Pengasas, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Saleh and other speakers, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UiTM), Prof. Dr. Roziah bint Mohd Janor, Deputy Rector III of Hasyim Asyari University, KH. Dr. Mif Rohim Sarkum, MA and Dean of FISIP UMA, Dr. Heri Kusmanto, MA with moderator Dr. Faisal Amri Tanjung.
Prof.Dr. Muhammad Syukri Saleh told hundreds of participants various perceptions in the community in responding to the Covid 19 outbreak, starting from the perception of God’s punishment, the Tests given by God, some even considered Covid 19 to be a punishment from Allah SWT.
Therefore, Power holders must be able to provide peace to the public in the face of the Covid outbreak 19. Because government policy is an important role to make changes towards “New Normal, Ner Norm, and Social Distancing Economy”.
At the end of his presentation he gave an example of the State of Brunei Darussalam which was classified as successful in the face of this Plague by trying physically but not forgetting the dhikr of Allah SWT.
Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Roziah bint Mohd Janor explained the statistical data and policies carried out at UiTM in the face of Covid 19.
Meanwhile, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences UMA Dr. Heri Kusmanto, said Covid 19 is a warning for humanity to care about the environment and not eat wild animals that contain viruses.
As we all know, Covid 19 started from bats which were eaten by humans, so that the viruses in bats move to humans.
Therefore, the community must be given awareness by inviting people to care about the environment, because threats will arise if we do not maintain the environment in life.
KH. Dr. Mif Rohim Sarkum, MA, provided a solution in dealing with Covid 19 by praying to God and following the health protocol.
Details of this webinar event can also be seen at the Official Channel University of Medan Area