..the government agencies’ education and training programs will be conducted online or offline...
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has issued Circular Letter Number 4/2022 regarding the utilization of government agencies’ education and training centers as centralized isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients.

In a statement received here on Tuesday, the minister said that the attempt is aimed at increasing the number of isolation facilities that are in accordance with the standards set by the Health Ministry.

In addition, the step will help provide centralized isolation facilities to civil servants and their families as well as the general public, he added.

The establishment of the facilities will be carried out in coordination with local hospitals or community health centers and local governments, he informed.

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"While education and training centers will be used as isolation facilities, the government agencies’ education and training programs will be conducted online or offline in offices or other locations with strict health protocols," the minister said.

The circular will be in effect until further evaluation is carried out according to the development of COVID-19 in Indonesia, he added.

Currently, Indonesia is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases. On February 8, 2022, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia increased by 37,492, while the total number of active cases reached 233,062.

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