"We, the Bogor city administration, praise the Bogor chapter of the PHRI (the Indonesian Association of Hotels and Restaurants) for supporting the government's policy. Let us together prevent the spread of coronavirus," he stated in a recorded video on Tuesday.
The city administration had issued a circular calling for the temporary closures of offices from Monday (March 23) in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The city administration, through the circular, has also urged all companies in the city to seriously and immediately implement it by suspending office activities, closing down operational facilities, and implementing a work-from-home policy.
If the companies cannot totally stop office activities, they should curtail them by reducing the number of on-duty workers, working hours, and operational facilities while encouraging their employees to work from home as far as possible, he stated.
The call will be valid for 11 days, from March 23 to April 2, 2020.
Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto has been receiving treatment in the isolation room of the city's public hospital for 14 days since last Thursday evening after having tested positive for COVID-19, a local government official stated.
Sugiarto obtained the result of his throat swab test on last Thursday afternoon that confirmed he had contracted the virus, Acting Head of the Bogor City Administration's Health Office Sri Nowo Retno noted in her press statement last Friday.
Sugiarto and four officials of the city government had undergone a medical checkup at the Bogor Senior Hospital on March 17, or a day after they arrived from their official trip to Turkey and Azerbaijan, she remarked.
Their swab tests confirmed that the city mayor and one of the four city government's officials had been infected with COVID-19, Retno, concurrently spokesperson of the Bogor City Administration's COVID-19 Emergency Response, stated.
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