Jakarta (ANTARA) - Two hotels were providing accommodation to 500 medical professionals, including doctors and nurses, on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 in Jakarta as on Friday, under the arrangement of the provincial government.

"As of today, there are 500 medical workers coming into the hotel. We ended up dividing them among two hotels because the Grand Cempaka Business Hotel could no longer accommodate them all. There are 343 medical workers in Grand Cempaka, 28 of whom are doctors, and 157 others at the Al Hijrah hotel," said chairperson of Jaktour, Novita Dewi, at a press conference in City Hall, after receiving aid from the DKI Jakarta Chambers of Commerce and Industry for the workers.

Another facility will be opened by the DKI Jakarta government for medical workers from Koja and Duren Sawit hospitals.

“Tomorrow, we are scheduled to open another unit —d’arcici — in North Jakarta," she said.

The DKI Jakarta government had earlier decided to provide accommodation to medical workers treating COVID-19 cases.

The first hotel that was picked was the Grand Cempaka Hotel in Central Jakarta.

DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan had visited the location to inspect the preparations.

"We are giving them decent accommodation and free snacks day and night. We are also offering warm coffee. Their rooms are being sprayed with disinfectant everyday to ensure they are sanitized," Novita Dewi had said on Thursday, March 26.

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