Police chief asks Jakarta to prepare self-isolation sites

Police chief asks Jakarta to prepare self-isolation sites

A screenshot of National Police chief, General Listyo Sigit Prabowo, holding an online press conference via the Presidential Secretariat YouTube channel on Monday. (ANTARA/Laily Rahmawaty)

We call on the provincial government and colleagues to help realize 31 locations as self-isolation centers.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - National Police chief, General Listyo Sigit Prabowo, has asked Jakarta to prepare 31 locations for self-isolation to anticipate a higher occupancy rate at Wisma Atlet COVID-19 Emergency Hospital following a spike in cases.

 

"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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