"We call on the provincial government and colleagues to help realize 31 locations as self-isolation centers," he said at an online press conference that was broadcast on the Presidential Secretariat YouTube channel following a limited meeting on Monday.
He said Jakarta is among the regions which have seen a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. The other regions are East Java's Bangkalan district, Central Java's Kudus district, and Riau province.
"The daily COVID cases in Jakarta have reached 4,800," he noted.
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The Jakarta provincial government has deemed it necessary to strengthen micro-scale public activity restrictions (PPKM) and intensify the 3Ts (tracing, testing, and treatment), he said.
The intensification of 3Ts will undoubtedly lead to an increase in the number of patients treated at Wisma Atlet, he added.
He then asked the Jakarta administration to prepare 31 locations for self-isolation as soon as possible and expressed the hope that other regions, such as Bangkalan and Kudus, which have seen a surge in infections would also identify locations for setting up self-isolation centers. (INE)
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