Number of patients under monitoring in Bogor city rising

Number of patients under monitoring in Bogor city rising

Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto, who had tested positive for COVID-19, was allowed to go home on April 11, 2020 after undergoing treatment at the Bogor Public Hospital. (ANTARA/HO/Pemkot Bogor)

The legal sanctions are stipulated in the Bogor mayor's regulation referring to the 218 Health Quarantine Law,
Bogor, W Java (ANTARA) - Bogor City has become one of the red zones of the coronavirus outbreak in West Java province, with the number of patients under surveillance as well as confirmed cases showing an increase, a spokesperson said.

On Tuesday, the number of patients under monitoring in the city rose from 94 to 104, while the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases climbed from 57 to 58, Bogor City government spokesperson for COVID-19, Sri Nowo Retno, said here on Tuesday.

The death toll among patients under surveillance has reached 21, while the number of patients recovering from the infection has touched 21, she informed.

"Twenty one dead patients have been categorized as those under monitoring status because the results of their swab tests remain unavailable," she said, adding that 10 of the 58 confirmed COVID-19 patients have succumbed to the virus.

To break the chain of the coronavirus spread in the city, the Bogor city administration has decided to start enforcing large-scale social restrictions and distancing measures for 14 days from early Wednesday.

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Those violating the restrictions would face imprisonment of one year and a fine of up to Rp100 million, according to head of Legal and Human Rights Office at the Bogor City Administration, Alma Wiranta.

"The legal sanctions are stipulated in the Bogor mayor's regulation referring to the 218 Health Quarantine Law," Wiranta said, adding that the legal sanctions have been laid down in Articles 28 and 29 of the large-scale social restrictions and distancing policy.

Jakarta's provincial government has imposed large-scale social restrictions since April 10 for a period of 14 days to break the chain of coronavirus transmission in the city.

The cities of Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Jakarta are economically and socially connected. A number of workers employed in Jakarta, regarded as the coronavirus epicenter of Indonesia, reside in Bogor, Depok, and Tangerang, as well as other buffer zones.

According to Wiranta, if the violators are not residents, but companies, the legal sanctions would involve revoking of their business licenses and permits.

Wiranta also urged all parties in Bogor to respect the implementation of the large-scale social restrictions and distancing policy.

In view of the fact that COVID-19, which initially struck the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019, has spread to all 34 provinces of Indonesia, President Joko Widodo on Monday declared the coronavirus outbreak a national disaster. 

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