Authorities disinfect Istiqlal Mosque, Cathedral Church in Jakarta

Authorities disinfect Istiqlal Mosque, Cathedral Church in Jakarta

Fire-fighters and a joint team of personnel from the military, police, and the Jakarta transportation agency prepare to disinfect Istiqlal Mosque on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (ANTARA/HO-Central Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency/sw)

The disinfection drive is expected to help break the chain of COVID-19 transmission.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta Provincial Fire and Rescue Agency on Wednesday disinfected the Istiqlal Mosque and Cathedral Church, two prominent worship houses in the city, located across from each other, as part of COVID-19 countermeasures.

 

The agency used 12 units of disinfectant sprayers for the process that involved 32 fire-fighters, who wore protective equipment, along with a joint team of personnel from the military, police, public order enforcers police unit, and the transportation agency, an official said in a statement.

 

"The disinfection drive is expected to help break the chain of COVID-19 transmission," head of the Jakarta Provincial Fire and Rescue Agency, Satriadi Gunawan, noted, adding the process began at 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

 

Three disinfection trucks were used for spraying the mosque and church yards, he said.

 

Under the Jakarta Governor's decree (462/2020) for the provincial task force for the acceleration of COVID-19 handling, the agency has been regularly conducting disinfection drives across the city and has sanitized around one thousand worship houses through early June.

 

The disinfection process is a critical measure as the government plans to reopen houses of worship for public soon, with the implementation of health and safety new normal protocols amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. (INE)


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