INFOSAWIT, JAKARTA – One palm oil plantation company, in Indonesia, Minamas Plantation helped the orangutan rehabilitation and protection center, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) Nyaru Menteng, as the concern of the company to prevent the spread of corona virus (Covid-19) for 100 orangutans in Central Kalimantan.
Though there is no infection case of Covid-19 from man to orangutan, but it may highly infect knowing that the deoxyribo nucleic acid (DNA) between man and orangutan hardly reaches 97%.
The helps would be used to help the rehabilitation program, such as, giving the vitamin to orangutans in the rehabilitation centers and for the officers who fully dedicate to nurse the protected animals.
“Covid-19 pandemic impacts not only to the health and economy of the people but also to the protection and rehabilitation center, namely orangutan in Central Kalimantan, both from the health, woof, and medicine,” CEO Minamas Plantation, Shamsuddin Muhammad said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT recently.
CEO BOSF, Jamartin Sihite said that in the pandemic, the offcers work in the tight protocol and adjustable work rotation to guarantee that orangutan is safe from the Covid-19 infection from the man.
“We do stop every fund help from direct raising or out of our supervision which should be done face to face in big group. This financially pressed us, namely by the expensive self - protection tools some time ago, and so is the woof because of the big scale social distancing that runs for some time,” he said. (T2)