According to Lanal Tolitoli Commander, Marine Lt. Col. (P) Bayu Dwi Wicaksono, the application of the new normal order provides leeway to the community for activities outside the region. This has caused a surge in passenger flow at the Port of Dede Tolitoli.
"That we are currently adapting to a new normal life order. However, we still need to be aware of the spread of COVID-19. One way to break the spread is to conduct a strict health protocol inspection of the people entering Tolitoli district," he said through a press release.
According to Bayu, the involvement of Lanal Tolitoli in the COVID-19 Marine Transport Task Force was in line with the instructions of the Indonesian Military Admiral II Heru Kusmanto to all Navy bases in the ranks of Koarmada II. The active role of the soldier is an effort to accelerate COVID-19 countermeasures, as well as disciplining health protocols to the public during the implementation of new normal.