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Selasa, 27 Oktober 2020

Restrictions in parts of Greater Jakarta extended - Wed, October 28 2020 - Jakarta Post

Restrictions in parts of Greater Jakarta extended - Wed, October 28 2020 - Jakarta Post

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has decided to extend the proportional large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) for Greater Bogor, Depok and Greater Bekasi (Bodebek) for a month.

The extension is outlined in Gubernatorial Decree No. 443/2020, which stipulates that the extension of the proportional PSBB in Bodebek will last until Nov. 25.

"The Bogor regent, Bogor mayor, Depok mayor, Bekasi mayor and Bekasi regent are implementing the PSBB proportionally on a micro scale according to the level of vigilance of each region," Emil wrote in the decree signed Monday.

The decision was made after Ridwan received a recommendation from the West Java COVID-19 task force saying there was no indication that the rate of COVID-19 infection was slowing down.

"People who live or reside and/or carry out activities in the Bodebek area are required to comply with the provisions of the proportional PSBB and consistently implement the health protocols," he said as quoted by kompas.com on Monday.

Of the five Bodebek areas, Depok city is the region with the highest number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 6,858 patients.

Depok is now also classified as a red zone after the national COVID-19 task force upgraded its status as a region with a high risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Therefore, the Depok administration will continue to impose a curfew for residents and business activities.

With the curfew, residents’ activities cannot continue past 9 p.m., while businesses are allowed to stay open until 8 p.m.

"Dine-ins at restaurants and food stalls will only be allowed until 6 p.m., while take away service is until 9:00 p.m.," said Depok city COVID-19 task force spokesperson, Dadang Wihana.

A total of 1,333 patients are still under treatment in Depok, 81 percent of whom are self-isolating at home while 19 percent are being treated in hospital.

On Sunday, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced the extension of the transitional PSBB in Jakarta until Nov. 8. 

"It is in accordance with Gubernatorial Decree No. 1020/2020. If there is an alarming level of transmission, we can reimpose stricter restrictions," he said Sunday as quoted by beritajakarta.co.id.

He explained that the COVID-19 transmission curve in the last two weeks had started to flatten, as indicated by the decreasing isolation bed occupancy rate.

The rate was 64 percent on Oct. 12 before decreasing to 59 percent on Oct. 24. For ICU beds, the occupancy rate decreased from 68 percent on Oct. 12 to 62 percent on Oct. 24.

As of Monday, COVID-19 cases in the capital had reached 101,897 with 2,185 fatalities. (iwa)

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2020-10-27 18:00:00Z
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Large-scale social restrictions in Bodebek, Jakarta extended - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

Large-scale social restrictions in Bodebek, Jakarta extended - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has decided to extend the proportional large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) for Greater Bogor, Depok and Greater Bekasi (Bodebek) for a month.

The extension is outlined in Gubernatorial Decree No. 443/2020, which stipulates that the extension of the proportional PSBB in Bodebek will last until Nov. 25.

"The Bogor regent, Bogor mayor, Depok mayor, Bekasi mayor and Bekasi regent are implementing the PSBB proportionally on a micro scale according to the level of vigilance of each region," Emil wrote in the decree signed Monday.

The decision was made after Ridwan received a recommendation from the West Java COVID-19 task force saying there was no indication that the rate of COVID-19 infection was slowing down.

"People who live or reside and/or carry out activities in the Bodebek area are required to comply with the provisions of the proportional PSBB and consistently implement the health protocols," he said as quoted by kompas.com on Monday.

Of the five Bodebek areas, Depok city is the region with the highest number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 6,858 patients.

Depok is now also classified as a red zone after the national COVID-19 task force upgraded its status as a region with a high risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Therefore, the Depok administration will continue to impose a curfew for residents and business activities.

With the curfew, residents’ activities cannot continue past 9 p.m., while businesses are allowed to stay open until 8 p.m.

"Dine-ins at restaurants and food stalls will only be allowed until 6 p.m., while take away service is until 9:00 p.m.," said Depok city COVID-19 task force spokesperson, Dadang Wihana.

A total of 1,333 patients are still under treatment in Depok, 81 percent of whom are self-isolating at home while 19 percent are being treated in hospital.

On Sunday, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced the extension of the transitional PSBB in Jakarta until Nov. 8. 

"It is in accordance with Gubernatorial Decree No. 1020/2020. If there is an alarming level of transmission, we can reimpose stricter restrictions," he said Sunday as quoted by beritajakarta.co.id.

He explained that the COVID-19 transmission curve in the last two weeks had started to flatten, as indicated by the decreasing isolation bed occupancy rate.

The rate was 64 percent on Oct. 12 before decreasing to 59 percent on Oct. 24. For ICU beds, the occupancy rate decreased from 68 percent on Oct. 12 to 62 percent on Oct. 24.

As of Monday, COVID-19 cases in the capital had reached 101,897 with 2,185 fatalities. (iwa)

Editor’s noteThis article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.



2020-10-27 04:21:00Z
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Kamis, 22 Oktober 2020

Depok government to hold COVID-19 vaccination in Nov, Dec 2020 - ANTARA English

Depok government to hold COVID-19 vaccination in Nov, Dec 2020 - ANTARA English

Depok, W Java (ANTARA) - The Depok city government has unveiled its novel coronavirus vaccination program will commence in November and December 2020 by prioritizing vaccine injections for health and public service workers.

In the first phase, the city administration has targeted vaccinating some 290 thousand residents, or 20 percent of the 1.4 million people that will partake in the vaccination program, spokesman of the city's COVID-19 Task Force, Dadang Wihana, stated.

Wihana was quoted by ANTARA in Depok, West Java Province, on Thursday that 1.4 million people, or 60 percent of Depok's total population, will come under the city government's vaccination program.

Drawing reference to the Indonesian Health Ministry's directives, Wihana noted that the prioritized COVID-19 recipients are health and public service workers in the age group of 18 to 59 years.

The COVID-19 vaccination program for the remaining 40 percent of Depok residents will be conducted after the Indonesian Government's COVID-19 Task Force arrives at its decision, he stated.

Ahead of the convening of the first phase of the vaccination program in November and December 2020, the Depok city government held a simulation of the vaccine injections at the Tapos Public Health Center on Thursday.

According to Acting Depok Mayor Dedi Supandi, the city administration has yet to receive the vaccine stock, but the simulation is held as an anticipatory measure in connection with the future vaccination program that aligns with the authorized agency's standard operating procedures.

Supandi noted that the local residents will be inoculated at all public health centers in the city based on the availability of vaccine stocks.

An Indonesian delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, had informed World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Indonesia's plan to conduct COVID-19 vaccination in the near future.

"We have informed him of Indonesia's vaccination plan and commitment to maintaining coordination and communication with the WHO over stages of the vaccination, starting from preparation to implementation," Marsudi had stated last week.

Over the span of the past few months, the Indonesian government has striven to ensure adequate supply of vaccines for the entire nation.

To explore potential cooperation for the procurement and supply of COVID-19 vaccines, Marsudi, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir, and a team from the Health Ministry undertook an official visit to the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

Marsudi had earlier revealed that during the visit, the Indonesian delegates had deliberated on matters pertaining to the COVAC Initiative with related parties, including the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI).

Under the COVAX Initiative, once COVID-19 vaccines are available, they will be procured through the UNICEF Supply Division.

Under the cooperation scheme, the UNICEF has been mandated to coordinate the procurement and supply of the COVID-19 vaccine for over 140 countries, including Indonesia, to allow each nation to have equal access and outreach to the vaccine.

The Indonesian delegation's visit to the UK and Switzerland is also aimed at boosting mid- and long-term cooperation between state pharmaceutical holding company PT Bio Farma and its overseas partners, Marsudi explained.

Related news: Merah Putih vaccine's preclinical trial phase projected by year-end

Related news: Indonesia charts vaccine procurement for short, mid, long term  

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2020-10-22 09:39:40Z
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Rabu, 14 Oktober 2020

Volunteers sought to mitigate COVID-19 in Depok - Thu, October 15 2020 - Jakarta Post

Volunteers sought to mitigate COVID-19 in Depok - Thu, October 15 2020 - Jakarta Post

The West Java administration is looking for people with medical backgrounds to serve as volunteers to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in Depok city.

“The health agency and Depok proposed the recruitment to accelerate the handling of COVID-19,” West Java Communication and Information Agency head Setiaji said in a statement Wednesday.

The statement further says recruitment is open until Oct.31.

The medical personnel in need are experienced pharmacists, radiographers, physiotherapists, teleconsultants, doctors, nurses, environmental sanitation personnel, nutritionists, general physicians and laboratory technology personnel.

The recruitment is open to residents of West Java and those residing outside the province. Job descriptions, criteria for the volunteers, briefing method etc. can be accessed through mobile app PILKOBAR or indorelawan.org/p/pikobar.

Setiaji said candidate volunteers needed to fill out a form for screening before being called in for an interview with the West Java Health Agency or Depok Health Agency.

“We hope the government and the public can work hand-in-hand to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

Depok, along with Bogor and Bekasi, account for the majority of new COVID-19 cases in West Java province.

As of Tuesday, Depok recorded a total 5,717 positive COVID-19 cases, meanwhile Bogor city contributed 1,654 cases, Bogor regency 2,243, while Bekasi recorded 5,187 cases and Bekasi regency recorded 3,545.

In total, West Java province recorded 28,087 COVID-19 positive cases as of Tuesday.

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said he had proposed prioritizing Depok in the future COVID-19 vaccination program. 

“I have proposed that Depok be among regions to get the first vaccines. But it will still be done gradually, starting from the most vulnerable groups of people,” he said Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.

Presidential Regulation No. 99/2020 on vaccine procurement and vaccination signed on Oct. 5 details priority groups of people to get the vaccination, namely frontline workers, from health workers and contact-tracing medical personnel, to military and law enforcement personnel; religious and community leaders, local authorities at the district, village, community and neighborhood units; teachers at various levels of education; government officials and legislatives council members; members of the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) whose fees are paid for by the government and the general public.

According to Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, the government has secured commitments for the delivery of 271.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from China. Of that number, 30 million doses are expected to be ready by the end of this year. (iwa)

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2020-10-14 18:00:00Z
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West Java in search of volunteers to assist COVID-19 mitigation in Depok - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

West Java in search of volunteers to assist COVID-19 mitigation in Depok - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

The West Java administration is looking for people with medical backgrounds to serve as volunteers to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in Depok city.

“The health agency and Depok proposed the recruitment to accelerate the handling of COVID-19,” West Java Communication and Information Agency head Setiaji said in a written statement Wednesday.

The statement further says recruitment is open until Oct.31.

The medical personnel in need are experienced pharmacists, radiographers, physiotherapists, teleconsultants, doctors, nurses, environmental sanitation personnel, nutritionists, general physicians and laboratory technology personnel.

The recruitment is open to residents of West Java and those residing outside the province. Job descriptions, criteria for the volunteers, briefing method etc. can be accessed through mobile app PILKOBAR or indorelawan.org/p/pikobar.

Setiaji said candidate volunteers needed to fill out a form for screening before being called in for an interview with the West Java Health Agency or Depok Health Agency.

“We hope the government and the public can work hand-in-hand to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

Depok, along with Bogor and Bekasi, account for the majority of new COVID-19 cases in West Java province.

As of Tuesday, Depok recorded a total 5,717 positive COVID-19 cases, meanwhile Bogor city contributed 1,654 cases, Bogor regency 2,243, while Bekasi recorded 5,187 cases and Bekasi regency recorded 3,545.

In total, West Java province recorded 28,087 COVID-19 positive cases as of Tuesday.

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said he had proposed prioritizing Depok in the future COVID-19 vaccination program. 

“I have proposed that Depok be among regions to get the first vaccines. But it will still be done gradually, starting from the most vulnerable groups of people,” he said Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.

Presidential Regulation No. 99/2020 on vaccine procurement and vaccination signed on Oct. 5 details priority groups of people to get the vaccination, namely frontline workers, from health workers and contact-tracing medical personnel, to military and law enforcement personnel; religious and community leaders, local authorities at the district, village, community and neighborhood units; teachers at various levels of education; government officials and legislatives council members; members of the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) whose fees are paid for by the government and the general public.

According to Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, the government has secured commitments for the delivery of 271.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from China. Of that number, 30 million doses are expected to be ready by the end of this year. (iwa)

Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic. 



2020-10-14 08:52:00Z
https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/10/14/west-java-in-search-of-volunteers-to-assist-covid-19-mitigation-in-depok.html

Depok to be first in West Java to receive coronavirus vaccine, governor says - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

Depok to be first in West Java to receive coronavirus vaccine, governor says - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil plans to make Depok the first city in the province to receive coronavirus vaccines once the latter become available.

“If the central government accepts my proposal, residents of Depok will be vaccinated next month,” Ridwan said on Tuesday as quoted by tempo.co.

“There will be two kinds of vaccine. One will be bought from abroad and will arrive next month. The second one is being produced in the country by Bio Farma, it will be finished around January,” he went on to say without specifying the vaccine’s country of origin.

Depok is currently seeing the highest daily rate of COVID-19 transmission in West Java province and among other satellite cities near Jakarta. Up until Tuesday, Depok had seen 5,717 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 164 deaths.

The city was therefore considered as a priority to receive the vaccine, Ridwan said.

“The COVID-19 [pandemic] can be ended in two ways. First, sick people can recover by taking medicine. Second, healthy people become immune to the virus by getting vaccinated,” Ridwan said.

Earlier this week, Indonesian officials embarked on an official trip to Europe to secure another supply of COVID-19 vaccines.

Indonesia will reportedly procure vaccines from Britain-based pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in a contract for 100 million doses by the end of this month, Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto said on Sunday

In August, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir went on a similar work trip to China and the United Arab Emirates, where they secured a supply of a potential COVID-19 vaccine in the ballpark of 300 million doses until the end of next year.

The COVID-19 candidate vaccine produced by state-owned pharmaceutical company PT Bio Farma in partnership with Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech has reached the late-stage trials in Indonesia. (trn)



2020-10-14 09:22:00Z
https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/10/14/depok-to-be-first-in-west-java-to-receive-coronavirus-vaccine-governor-says.html

Rabu, 07 Oktober 2020

Family virus clusters rising in Bogor, Depok, Bekasi - Jakarta Post

Family virus clusters rising in Bogor, Depok, Bekasi - Jakarta Post

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has said that at least three regions in the province are facing a spike in family COVID-19 clusters. 

Ridwan, who has opened an office in Depok to monitor the government’s COVID-19 response, said the pandemic remained in an alarming state because Bogor, Bekasi and particularly Depok were still recording rising numbers of confirmed cases.

“This is my second week working from Depok, and I’ve been closely coordinating with the leaders of Bogor, Depok and Bekasi to make sure that we are all on the same page.

“What I’ve received so far is that we’re having a spike in family clusters. For example, out of 200 families [that have confirmed COVID-19 cases] in Bogor, three members, on average, of each family have the virus. A similar situation is occurring in Bekasi,” Ridwan said as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday. 

He added that according to the contact tracing performed, the family clusters were connected to office clusters. He said he did not yet have information on the locations of the office clusters. 

“We’re still looking into the matter of whether the source of transmission was from a certain office in Jakarta or from the Bogor residents themselves, who happen to also work in Jakarta,” added Ridwan.

As of Tuesday, West Java had recorded 24,910 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 15,128 recoveries and 511 deaths. 

Of the more than 24,000 cases in the province, Depok contributed the most with 5,013. Some 1,416 of the patients are in isolation, 3,454 have recovered and 143 have died. 

As of Tuesday, Bogor had recorded 1,413 confirmed cases with 961 recoveries and 52 fatalities, while Bogor regency had seen 2,022 confirmed cases with 1,338 recoveries and 56 deaths. 

As of Monday, Bekasi had recorded 1,753 confirmed cases with 1,607 recoveries and 104 fatalities. 

On Tuesday, national COVID-19 task force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito said he hoped more people would be willing to opt for individual polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, also known as swab tests, as the government had set a price cap, kompas.com reported. 

Experts agree that PCR tests remain the best available method of COVID-19 testing. 

The government has set a price ceiling of Rp 900,000 (US$60.60) for individually requested swab tests to eliminate price disparities following concerns over the high cost of tests at private laboratories. 

The Health Ministry has said that the price ceiling will be evaluated periodically.

Prior to the policy, the national COVID-19 task force said several hospitals were charging more than Rp 2.5 million for a single swab test. (nkn)

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2020-10-07 18:00:00Z
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Family virus clusters rising in Bogor, Depok, Bekasi - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

Family virus clusters rising in Bogor, Depok, Bekasi - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has said that at least three regions in the province are facing a spike in family COVID-19 clusters. 

Ridwan, who has opened an office in Depok to monitor the government’s COVID-19 response, said the pandemic remained in an alarming state because Bogor, Bekasi and particularly Depok were still recording rising confirmed cases.

“This is my second week working from Depok, and I’ve been closely coordinating with the leaders of Bogor, Depok and Bekasi to make sure that we are all on the same page.

“What I’ve received so far is that we’re having a spike in family clusters. For example, out of 200 families [that have confirmed COVID-19 cases] in Bogor, three members, on average, of each family have the virus. A similar situation is occurring in Bekasi,” Ridwan said as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday. 

He added that according to the contact tracing performed, the family clusters were connected to office clusters. He said he did not yet have information on the locations of the office clusters. 

“We’re still looking into the matter of whether the source of transmission was from a certain office in Jakarta or from the Bogor residents themselves, who happen to also work in Jakarta,” added Ridwan.

As of Tuesday, West Java had recorded 24,910 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 15,128 recoveries and 511 deaths. 

Read also: Danger at home: Families urged to avoid gatherings as new clusters emerge

Of the more than 24,000 cases in the province, Depok contributed the most with 5,013. Some 1,416 of the patients are in isolation, 3,454 have recovered and 143 have died. 

As of Tuesday, Bogor had recorded 1,413 confirmed cases with 961 recoveries and 52 fatalities, while Bogor regency had seen 2,022 confirmed cases with 1,338 recoveries and 56 deaths. 

As of Monday, Bekasi had recorded 1,753 confirmed cases with 1,607 recoveries and 104 fatalities. 

On Tuesday, national COVID-19 task force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito said he hoped more people would be willing to opt for individual polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, also known as swab tests, as the government had set a price cap, kompas.com reported. 

Experts agree that PCR tests remain the best available method of COVID-19 testing. 

Read also: PCR tests remain gold standard, but factors affect results

The government has set a price ceiling of Rp 900,000 (US$60.6) for individually requested swab tests to eliminate price disparities following concerns over the high cost of tests at private laboratories. 

The Health Ministry has said that the price ceiling will be evaluated periodically.

Prior to the policy, the national COVID-19 task force said several hospitals were charging more than Rp 2.5 million for a single swab test. (nkn)

Editor’s note: The following is part a campaign by the government’s COVID-19 task force to raise public awareness about the pandemic.



2020-10-07 09:47:00Z
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Jumat, 02 Oktober 2020

COVID-19 handling: Bekasi mayor asks West Java governor to visit regions - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

COVID-19 handling: Bekasi mayor asks West Java governor to visit regions - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

The mayor of Bekasi in West Java, Rahmat Effendi, has asked the provinces governor, Ridwan Kamil, to visit other regions in the province as the latter opened an office in Depok on Friday to monitor the handling of COVID-19 and regional elections.

“It would best for the governor to also visit other regions of the province, like Bekasi and Bogor, to see how they handle COVID-19 specifically. 

“Each region has its own approach, and I think it would be meaningful for the governor to see how seriously we’re doing this,” Rahmat said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com

He went on to say that it was understandable for the governor to open the office in Depok, as the city was deemed to be showing slow progress in containing the virus. 

Depok has recorded the highest number of cases in the province with 4,386 as of Friday.

Read also: Ridwan Kamil opens office in Depok to monitor COVID-19, regional elections

Rahmat further said that each region had a different way of pushing down the number of cases, adding that he continued to communicate with the governor on handling COVID-19.

“I don’t think that [West Java] needs to apply one specific strategy for all regions [...]. What’s important is to make sure that we’re having more recoveries,” he added.

As of Thursday, Bekasi recorded a total of 3,322 confirmed cases.

With a total of 22,764 cases, West Java accounted for 7.8 percent of all of Indonesia’s confirmed cases of 291,182 on Thursday. Meanwhile, the province has recorded 13,778 recoveries and 435 deaths.

Ridwan reportedly opened the office in Depok on central government orders to optimize efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Jakarta’s surrounding areas in West Java. 

“Nearly 70 percent of the COVID-19 cases in West Java are contributed by Bodebek [Bogor, Depok, Bekasi], so the central government directed me to focus on handling those areas,” the governor said on Wednesday, as quoted by tempo.co.

Read also: COVID-19 cases in prioritized provinces decrease, but still high: Task force

Ridwan, who spends most of his time in the province’s capital of Bandung, said having an office in Depok could also help him carry out tasks in the “red zones”, including monitoring the regional elections at the end of the year. 

“Once or twice a week, depending on the situation, I would be in Bodebek areas, especially in Depok,” he said, adding that his plan would last for several months. 

He expressed hope that he could set an example for COVID-19 task forces in Bodebek to work harder to curb case numbers and said the West Java Police and the Military Command (Kodam) III/Siliwangi in Bandung supported this “tactical” policy. 

“Where there is a red zone, where there are high numbers of violations, the police chief and the military commander will send their teams as back-up,” he said. 

Recently, he said, the West Java Police had tasked its leading officers in Cirebon with controlling virus transmission as the city became a red zone. Moreover, the West Java deputy police chief had opened an office in Bogor to directly help the city mitigate the outbreak, he added. (syk)



2020-10-02 06:09:00Z
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Kamis, 01 Oktober 2020

Ridwan Kamil opens office in Depok to monitor COVID-19, regional elections - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

Ridwan Kamil opens office in Depok to monitor COVID-19, regional elections - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has opened an office in Depok to optimize efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Jakarta’s surrounding areas in West Java, as ordered by the central government.

“Nearly 70 percent of COVID-19 cases in West Java are contributed by Bodebek [Bogor, Depok, Bekasi], so the central government directed me to focus on handling those areas,” Ridwan said on Wednesday, as quoted by tempo.co.

Read also: West Java asks central govt for PCR kits to boost testing

Ridwan, who spends most of his time in the province’s capital of Bandung, said having an office in Depok could also help him carry out a number of tasks more intensely in the “red zones”, including monitoring the regional elections at the end of the year.

“Once or twice a week, depending on the situation, I would mostly be in Bodebek areas, especially in Depok,” he said, adding that his plan would last for several months.

He hoped he could set an example for COVID-19 task forces in Bodebek to work harder to curb case numbers.

Read also: Interview with Governor Ridwan Kamil: West Java’s technological strides against COVID-19

He said the West Java Police and the Military Command (Kodam) III/Siliwangi in Bandung had also carried out this “tactical” policy.

“Where there is a red zone, where there are high numbers of violations, the police chief and the military commander will send their teams to back up,” he said.

Recently, he said, the West Java Police had tasked its leading officers in Cirebon with controlling virus transmission as the city became a red zone.

Moreover, the West Java deputy police chief had opened an office in Bogor to directly help the city to mitigate the outbreak, he added. (syk)



2020-10-01 11:26:00Z
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