Indonesia's 58 percent regions classified as COVID-19 green zones

Indonesia's 58 percent regions classified as COVID-19 green zones

Officers checked passengers at the Balohan Port, Sabang, Aceh. (Doc. ANTARA/HO-Sabang Administration/sh)

Based on the zone-wise mapping from May 31 to June 21, the number of green zones, with low risk of transmission, has increased, from 46.7 percent to 58.3 percent.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Some 58 percent of the regions in Indonesia are classified as green zones based on the low level of COVID-19 transmission, the Task Force for Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling stated.

"Based on the zone-wise mapping from May 31 to June 21, the number of green zones, with low risk of transmission, rose from 46.7 percent to 58.3 percent," Wiku Adisasmito, head of the expert team of the task force, stated at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, on Wednesday.

Adisasmito remarked that the data indicated a lower rate of COVID-19 transmission in most Indonesian regions.

According to Adisasmito, the socio-economic impact of the pandemic on Indonesia was not worse than that on other countries.

However, the plan to reopen a region to revive its economy and simultaneously safeguard it from the spread of coronavirus must be conducted gradually.

Adisasmito noted that in the past three months, the Indonesian government had successfully improved the performance of hospitals and laboratories and also managed to produce healthcare equipment for handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Tuesday (June 23), Indonesia had recorded a total of 47,896 COVID-19 patients, of which 19,241 made a recovery, while 2,535 patients succumbed to the disease.  Related news: Pertamina donates personal protective gear to two Kupang hospitals
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