Regent Minahasa Royke Roring asked his citizens to stay away from Mount Soputan during the eruption. "I ask that no citizens approach or climb Mount Soputan during the eruption," he said in Tondano, Thursday (4/10).
He said the status of Soputan Mountain was in Level III Alert, and still had the potential for the next eruption. In addition, Royke advised residents whose settlements were affected by eruption ash to not move outside the home until conditions were safe for health.
"People who are exposed to ash, we ask not to leave the house because these volcanic dust particles are harmful to health," he said.
Meanwhile, a number of related agencies have been ordered to deal with several villages affected by ash rain. "All agencies now have handled the field, such as distributing masks to the public," he said. Kawangkoan Barat sub-district became an area affected by ash rain in the Minahasa Regency after the eruption of Mount Soputan, Wednesday (3/4).