Member of Jakarta's mosque congregation tests positive for COVID-19

Member of Jakarta's mosque congregation tests positive for COVID-19

Security staff guard Kebon Jeruk Mosque, Tamansari, West Jakarta, on Sunday, March 29, 2020, after its congregation members were being quarantined for coronavirus. (ANTARA FOTO/Rivan Awal Lingga/pras/Sw)

So far, we have had only one positive case, while all members of the mosque congregation are people under observation (orang dalam pemantauan/ODP),
Jakarta (ANTARA) - One of the 186 members of an Islamic congregation at Kebon Jeruk Mosque, Tamansari, West Jakarta, was found to be positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after a swab test, an official confirmed on Wednesday.

Head of Health Authorities in West Jakarta, Kristi Wathini, stated that the result came out from all 33 people indicated positive of COVID-19 through rapid tests conducted on March 26.

"We have had only one positive case until now, while all members of the mosque congregation are people under monitoring  (ODP)," Wathini informed the press.

Every positive result from the rapid test should be further confirmed with swab test wherein the patients' specimen is sent to a verified laboratory.

"One patient, who contracted the virus, had already been able to transmit the virus to several other people," Wathini added.

Thus, the members, with ODP status, have to mandatorily self-isolate for at least 14 days to stop virus transmission in society, while the former Asian Games' athletes dormitory in Jakarta is identified as a suitable venue for it.

"As many as 73 members moved to the dormitory," Wathini remarked. Related news: Indonesian Govt to intensify labor-intensive infrastructure projects

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