2020 was a challenging year for everyone around the world due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. However, this pandemic also forces us to adapt with the new normal condition. Therefore, we need to utilize the moment to embrace digital transformation since most of our daily activities are going online and digital, including the following activities.
1. Online Health Consultation
Health is one of the most important life aspects, especially during COVID-19 global pandemic. Nowadays, health sector can not be separated from the influence of technology, where recently we heard about Telemedicine, a concept that allows doctors and patients to have a medical consultation remotely by using technology. In Indonesia, people can easily consult remotely with doctors as well as buy medicine online through one application.
2. Virtual Event
In the coming years, there will be more events with virtual concepts, including virtual music concert, virtual seminar, as well as virtual wedding and graduation. Certainly, technology has transformed offline activities to online, which can be attended or enjoyed from anywhere including from home.
3. Cashless Payment
The current payment transaction methods have also shifted to digital, and people must adapt to this new payment method. For millennials, most of them tend to prefer this method that is considered as a simpler way and it is cashless, so it does not need physical money. Moreover, not exchanging physical money can also reduce the spread of the virus from one person to another.
4. Work and Study from Home
The next trend is online work and study from home, that is done as one of the efforts to break the chain of the spread of COVID-19 virus. The presence of technology, work and study activities do not have to be face-to-face and can utilize various digital platforms to have a meeting as well as to do the exams.
5. Online Shopping and Business
Currently, shopping and growing our own business can be done via online from home. This pandemic changes the way of people shopping and making businesses. This moment should be utilized as one of the efforts to recover the economy in the middle of the pandemic. With digital technology, people prefer practical and simpler things including how they shop online for their daily needs. Moreover, people also have a big opportunity to easily make and grow their own businesses by utilizing digital technology and the Internet.
AYANA Hotel Group and Biznet are donating APD including hazmat suit, medical mask, N95 mask, fabric mask/face protector, goggle glass and hand gloves. The donations was given to several hospitals in Bali and surrounding communities including the people in Jimbaran Village, Mangusaba Badung Hospital, Sanglah Hospital, and Udayana Hospital. This APD donation for medical personnel was aimed to support hospitals to handle COVID-19 Pandemic.
APD is the main equipment for medical personnel who are on duty to handle COVID-19 patients in this pandemic. The requirements for APD is increasing and more stocks are highly needed, and it has inspired AYANA and Biznet to work together in giving APD to several hospitals in Bali to help medical personnel who are fighting to save COVID-19 patients.
According to Stefan Fuchs as the General Manager AYANA Resort, “Based on AYANA principles, we are always supporting the people and glad that we have the opportunity to help and express our gratitude to all medical personnel that stand on the front line of COVID-19. They are our national heroes." This program is hoped to support in terms of APD stocks and also to express our appreciation to those who are still fighting during this pandemic. “We are proud to be part of this program, and in this opportunity we would like express our gratitude for the amazing work of all medical personnel in the front line. We are committed to help COVID-19 patients to stay strong and think positive always,” added Adi Kusma, Biznet President Director.
During the ongoing pandemic, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) becomes a mandatory requirement for medical personnel. The increased number of infected patients certainly has an impact on the increasing demand for PPE, which makes the available stocks are running low. Based on the condition, Hotel AYANA Group collaborates with Biznet to provide PPE in the form of hazmat suits, medical masks, N95 masks, cloth masks, google glasses, face shields, and gloves that are being donated to several hospitals in Bali, with a hope that it can support medical personnel who are struggling to provide health treatments for the infected patients.
COVID-19 pandemic requires us to make lots of changes, in terms of working, studying and praying, where all needs to be done from home. All of which needs to be done to break the chain of coronavirus transmission. The availability of high-quality technology is one of the main requirements to support digital activities during work from home and online learning activities.
To support the education sector during the pandemic, Biznet has launched Biznet Goes to School Online program, held by Biznet for the first time on June 11, 2020. As a program that's being conducted via Video Conference and Video Streaming applications, Biznet has been working together with High/Vocational Schools in several cities in Indonesia, and invited many professional practitioners to become the spokesperson.
One of the efforts to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus is to change methods in teaching and learning, and move them to online or distance learning, which needs support from the latest technology. Learning activities will be effective if students have a proper WiFi Internet at home. However, seeing the current condition, not all Indonesians can enjoy Internet access due to several factors, such as economic limitations or networks that are still not covered in that area.