Homecoming exodus: 264 test positive for COVID-19

Homecoming exodus: 264 test positive for COVID-19

A screenshot of COVID-19 Handling Task Force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito (right) and secretary general of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) at an online press conference at Graha BNPB, Jakarta on April 23, 2021. (FOTO ANTARA/Prisca Triferna)

Based on the report of the Ketupat Operation on May 15, 2021, a total of 419,969 vehicles were turned back (from checkpoints). Meanwhile, the tests were done 77,068 times, of which 264 people were confirmed positive COVID-19.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - As many as 264 people participating in the homecoming exodus, or ‘mudik’, during Eid al-Fitr have tested positive for COVID-19, preliminary data collected during the Ketupat Operation last weekend has shown.

“Based on the report of the Ketupat Operation on May 15, 2021, a total of 419,969 vehicles were turned back (from checkpoints). Meanwhile, the tests were done 77,068 times, of which 264 people were confirmed positive COVID-19,” the COVID-19 Handling Task Force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito informed during an online press conference here on Tuesday.

The number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 accounted for about 0.34 percent of the total travelers who headed home for Eid al-Fitr, he added.

The central task force has been holding weekly coordination meetings with regional task forces to track COVID-19 data and bring infections under control with the help of the Indonesian military (TNI) and police, he said.

“The government continues to update the data in the field and report it to the public,” Adisasmito remarked. 

 

 

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