COVID-19: Jakarta governor orders identification of vulnerable groups

COVID-19: Jakarta governor orders identification of vulnerable groups

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan. 

So, they will be tasked with identifying vulnerable groups in their environment and familiarizing them with ways to prevent the transmission of the disease. Some of the senior citizens live alone, so will they need an escort.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has directed all chiefs of neighborhood associations (RT) and community units (RW), as well as family welfare empowerment (PKK) cadres, to identify groups vulnerable to coronavirus infection in the city.

The vulnerable groups will be divided into several categories, including for senior citizens aged above 60 years and those suffering from congenital diseases of the heart and lungs, diabetes, and hypertension.

The RT, RW chiefs and PKK cadres will serve as escorts for senior citizens who live alone.

They will also help vulnerable groups carry out indoor tasks and restrict outdoor activities, and raise awareness about the contagious disease, he said.

“So, they will be tasked with identifying vulnerable groups in their environment and familiarizing them with ways to prevent the transmission of the disease. Some of the senior citizens live alone, so will they need an escort. We have appealed to them to stay at home and not venture outdoors," he said.

The Jakarta Provincial Government has recorded 720 COVID-19 cases as of Monday, with 48 patients recovering from the viral infection and 76 succumbing to it.

The figure indicates 19 fresh cases in a span of 24 hours. There were 701 confirmed cases recorded the day before, according to information available on the corona.jakarta.go.id page.

Meanwhile, there have been nine additional deaths on Monday compared with 67 deaths on Sunday.

The number of patients who have recovered has remained unchanged at 48 on Sunday and Monday. Meanwhile, 445 COVID-19 positive patients are undergoing treatment at the hospital, while 151 patients have been placed under independent isolation.

Jakarta has placed as many as 2,289 people under surveillance (ODP). Of the total, 498 patients are being monitored, while 1,791 patients have completed the surveillance period.

Meanwhile, 1,046 people have been listed as patients under surveillance (PDP). Around 708 people are undergoing treatment, while 338 have tested negative for COVID-19 infection and have been allowed to go home. 

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