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Kamis, 30 April 2020

PCR Testing for Covid-19 in Depok - Jakarta Globe

PCR Testing for Covid-19 in Depok - Jakarta Globe

Depok, one of Jakarta's satellite cities and the region with the highest number of Covid-19 cases in West Java, conducted Covid-19 testing using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method on suspected patients on Thursday.

The city has so far reported 208 confirmed coronavirus cases, 16 recoveries and 14 deaths.

Health workers wearing level 3 protective gear – hazmat suit, a goggle, a double face mask, a face shield, gloves and boots – took swab samples from the patients' throat or nasal cavities in a special swab chamber installed at the city's Regional Health Laboratory.  

Medical waste disposal bin is seen during nasal swab test at Depok City Regional Health Laboratory in West Java on Thursday (30/04). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A medical waste bin at Depok's Regional Health Laboratory. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman stucks out his tongue whan a health worker wearing protective gear performs a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) nasal swab test at Depok City Regional Health Laboratory in West Java on Thursday (30/04). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Taking a swab sample can be an invasive process. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker wears biker sport glass during swab test at Depok City Regional Health Laboratory in West Java on Thursday (30/04). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker wears modified riding glasses as goggles. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Depok City Regional Health Laboratory also provides a swab chamber for use in special cases. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The laboratory's swab chamber. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman sweeps dew in her protective glass during swap testing in Depok, West Java on Thursday (30/04). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker wipes mist off her protective goggles. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health workers examines a woman during coronavirus disease (COVID-19) nasal swab test at Depok City Regional Health Laboratory in West Java on Thursday (30/04). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker takes a swab sample from a patient's throat. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Health workers take a short break from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) nasal swab test conducted at the Depok City Regional Health Laboratory in West Java on Thursday (30/04). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Taking a break between testing. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)


2020-04-30 10:02:06Z
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Senin, 27 April 2020

Depok Submits Request for PSBB Extension - Tempo.co English

Depok Submits Request for PSBB Extension - Tempo.co English

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Depok City Administration submitted a letter to the West Java Govenor, requesting an extension for the Large-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) for the next 28 days. With the extension, the PSBB in Depok will continue from April 29 until May 26, 2020.

"I have delivered a letter to the West Java Governor to extend the PSBB," said Depok Mayor Mohammad Idris in a written statement dated Monday, April 27, 2020.

Initially, Depok has conducted PSBB starting from April 15 until April 28, 2020. However, the city's local administration feels the need to extend the PSBB period and sent letter No. 443/200-HUK/GT dated April 26, 2020, to apply for an extension on the PSBB period.

Idris said that the main concern for the request is the increase in the number of Patient Under Supervision (PDP), Person Without Symptoms (OTG), and Person Under Monitoring (ODP).

"This occurs not only in Depok City, but also in the Jabodetabek region," Idris explained.

Idris further added that some of the factors of the increasing number of COVID-19 infection cases includes local transmission.

In addition, the number of PDP whose status escalated to confirmed cases following PCR-tests were increasing. Idris also said that there are still considerable mobility of people coming from and to Jakarta for various purposes, which contributes to the increase.

Idris added that the majority of people in Depok are not using masks, and still have the tendency to gather in masses because of the lack of sanction to accompany the PSBB policy.

"There has to be firm sanction in PSBB implementation, which can be accommodated in a West Java Governor Regulation," Idris said.

He also encourage Depok residents to adhere to the govenment's PSBB program and other initiative to completely severe the infection chain of the coronavirus.

ANTARA



2020-04-27 17:11:02Z
https://en.tempo.co/read/1336271/depok-submits-request-for-psbb-extension

Minggu, 19 April 2020

Depok Investigates Alleged COVID-19 Cash Aid Corruption - Tempo.co English

Depok Investigates Alleged COVID-19 Cash Aid Corruption - Tempo.co English

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Depok City administration is reportedly investigating reports of alleged corruption on the government’s COVID-19 aid that was distributed to residents directly affected by the pandemic. The devious act is said to have been committed by a local community leader (RT).

“The investigation involves the social assistance (Bansos) sourced from the Depok City’s regional budget,” said Depok Mayor Mohammad Idris on Sunday, April 19.

Depok has shelled out a budget that sees each household be given Rp250,000 government aid. However, reports came about the actual amount received by the residents that were trimmed Rp25,000 from each household allocation. 

Moreover, the mayor said that the administration has commenced an investigation on the level of local community leaders up to the district-level bureaucracy. Depok’s financial aid has been distributed to around 30,000 residents. 

The corruption of COVID-19 financial aid, according to the Social Agency of Depok, had been committed by a community leader, even though not all of the people in the community bureaucracy were involved. 

ANTARA



2020-04-20 01:51:17Z
https://en.tempo.co/read/1333349/depok-investigates-alleged-covid-19-cash-aid-corruption

Jumat, 17 April 2020

Large Python Secured during Social Restriction Patrol in Depok - Tempo.co English

Large Python Secured during Social Restriction Patrol in Depok - Tempo.co English

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A two-meter-long phyton was found during the large-scale social restricions (PSBB) in Depok, West Java. The snake was found by the city's public order agency (Satpol PP) personnel who were patrolling on Jl. Margonda Raya early on Friday morning. 

“A python with a rough length of 2 meters was found near a shophouse on Margonda Raya Street. [The snake] was near a small cake business factory, it was almost inside the facility,” said Depok Satpol PP secretary Ferry Birowo in a release on Friday. 

According to him, the patrol team initially intended to disperse any large social gathering at the popular gathering spots along the Margonda Raya Street. 

The team focused its patrol on food shops, as he said those locations were vulnerable to large gatherings of online motorcycle taxi drivers taking orders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) PSBB protocol. 

Ferry said it took eight people to secured the python, and that it was presently kept at the Depok Satpol PP headquarters, pending transfer to the Depok Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA). 

M JULNIS FIRMANSYAH 



2020-04-17 10:38:31Z
https://en.tempo.co/read/1332601/large-python-secured-during-social-restriction-patrol-in-depok

Kamis, 16 April 2020

Depok opens soup kitchen during social distancing over coronavirus - ANTARA English

Depok opens soup kitchen during social distancing over coronavirus - ANTARA English

Our soup kitchen cooks 400 meals per day that will then be distributed to people from the low income group, such as angkot (public transport) drivers at the Depok Integrated Station and online ojek- motorcycle taxi drivers at Kartini Street.

Depok (ANTARA) - The Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Response’s Disaster Mitigation Team of Depok City, is working on a soup kitchen to offer free meals for people from the low-income group during the city's Large-Scale Social Distancing (PSBB) enacted from April 15 to 28.

"Our public kitchen cooks 400 meals per day that will then be distributed to people of the low income group, such as angkot (public transport) drivers at the Depok Integrated Station and online ojek- motorcycle taxi drivers at Kartini Street," Denny Romulo, the city firefighter agency's official, remarked on Thursday.

This program aims to assist people bearing the maximum brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic owing to the application of PSBB, Romulo noted, adding that the soup kitchen is open for logistics donation.

Related news: Some 23,472 volunteers enlist in COVID-19 Task Force

Depok authorities, through its social affairs agency, opened another soup kitchen in the eastern area by today.

In the midst of the enactment of PSBB, Romulo has appealed to the public to follow all guidelines set out by the government as well as health protocols in order to contain the transmission of coronavirus.
Related news: 561 treated for COVID-19 at Jakarta emergency hospital

Related news: COVID-19: Govt readies to tackle security threats, escalation of crime

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2020-04-16 11:52:29Z
https://en.antaranews.com/news/146093/depok-opens-soup-kitchen-during-social-distancing-over-coronavirus

Sabtu, 11 April 2020

Indonesian starts business to make hazmat suit for hospitals - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Indonesian starts business to make hazmat suit for hospitals - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Her friends who worked in hospitals cried, and Indonesian businesswoman Maryati Dimursi listened: They did not have the protective gear they needed to treat patients suspected of having COVID-19. Some had resorted to wearing plastic raincoats.

She listened, and then she acted.

She asked her friends about what might be done -- what kinds of protective clothing might do the job, what materials would be needed to make them.

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“One of them sent me the hazmat suit so I can make a prototype from it,” Dimursi said.

Now, Dimursi has designed such a suit, and she aims to make hundreds of them and provide them to hospitals for free.

She went door-to-door looking for partners in Depok, the West Java city where she runs her merchandising business near the capital. She found five who run home-based garment businesses, and they agreed to only charge for the cost of labor to make the suits.

“It will help the tailors to continue their life, too,” Dimursi said.

One of her partners, Tating, has three tailors who usually make Muslim clothing for sale online. He’s now postponing other orders to finish the hazmat suits first.

“This is the least I can do as a person who is working in the fashion industry,” said Tating, who like many Indonesians uses one name.

Some hospitals and clinics asked to buy the suits, but Dimursi insists they will get them for free.

Her fundraising announcement on social media was answered with donations as well as volunteers to help produce and distribute the suits. She first thought she would provide 50, but enough was donated to produce 1,000.

Dimursi has a list of 20 hospitals that urgently need them. GMZ Hospital in Lampung province will be among the first recipients. When a recent patient was being monitored for possible COVID-19, the hospital had only eight hazmat suits left. The pharmacist, the registration official and others wore plastic raincoats.

Dimursi admits she had some doubts after people commenting on her Instagram post questioned the quality of the suits, which use material that doesn’t fit the usual specifications for surgical hazmat suits.

“Then there was a friend, who is a doctor, urged me to keep providing hazmat suits. He told me that the hazmat suit would be much better than the plastic raincoat” in an emergency, Dimursi said.

Wednesday, two weeks after she started working on her idea, the fabric arrived and tailors got to work. They are racing against time; Dimursi planned to distribute the suits next week.

One of Tating’s tailors, Zaenury, said he wants to do something that can help contain the pandemic and is confident his sewing can produce good quality hazmat suits.

“But I do not want to do it for a long time. If I do it longer, it means there are more people infected,” Zaenury said.

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2020-04-11 05:13:45Z
https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/ap_news/health/indonesian-starts-business-to-make-hazmat-suit-for-hospitals/article_6d1dd87c-c3fd-58d9-b462-6f1a8307c7cd.html