COVID-19: Padang City declared red zone

COVID-19: Padang City declared red zone

Padang Mayor Mahyeldi. (Antara/Ikhwan Wahyudi)

Today, we got 13 more positive cases. One of them from Bungus Sub-district, which previously had no coronavirus cases.
Padang, W Sumatra, (ANTARA) - All 11 sub-districts of Padang City have reported cases of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), forcing local authorities to declare the provincial capital of West Sumatra a red zone, its mayor said.

“Today, we got 13 more positive cases. One of them from Bungus Sub-district, which previously had no coronavirus case," Padang Mayor Mahyeldi said here on Wednesday.

Therefore, non-Padang residents are being denied entry to the city over fears that they could contract a COVID-19 infection and transmit the virus to others after returning from Padang, he informed.

He said people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are residing in the city's 49 urban communities.

The Mayor said 38 of the confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported from East Padang Sub-district, 24 from Lubuk Begalung Sub-district, 18 from Kuranji Sub-district, 18 from Koto Tangah Sub-district, 9 from South Padang Sub-district, 11 from Pauh Sub-district, 4 from Lubuk Kilangan Sub-district, 1 from Bungus Teluk Kabung Sub-district, and 2 from Nanggalo Sub-district.

Head of the City Health Office, Ferimulyani Hamid, said coronavirus can affect anybody, and it poses a bigger threat to the elderly, pregnant women, sick people, and people with weak immunity.  

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