IDNAround – Jakarta Acting Governor Heru Budi Hartono calls on the Jakarta people to avoid crowded areas or create crowds, in anticipation of the increase of Covid-19 cases after the Eid holidays.
Based on that reason, he even postponed the Eid gathering event in order to prevent creating crowds. “That’s why the halal bi halal (Eid gathering) was postponed, there should be no crowds,” Heru said at Jakarta City Hall on Thursday, May 4.
Heru also asks the people to keep wearing masks, especially in crowded places.
An increase in Covid-19 cases will increase bed occupancy at Jakarta hospitals, he explained. The Jakarta Administration is monitoring the development of Covid-19 cases after the Eid holidays.
Jakarta’s head of surveillance, epidemiology, and immunization department, Ngabila Salama, delivered the latest news on the development of Covid cases in the city. It is currently under control, despite an increase in the positive cases and death toll, she said.
“‘The positivity rate spikes, meaning that many undiagnosed cases in the field,” said Ngabila. She added that the bed occupancy rate in hospitals within the past week increased by 16 percent, with 16 deaths of people aged above 30 years.
Ngabila also calls on people to wear masks in crowded situations, on public transport, and avoid people who are sick. “Masks can protect various infectious diseases such as colds caused by viruses or other bacteria, measles, rubella, tuberculosis, diphtheria, etc,” said Ngabila.
Based on data on https://corona.jakarta.go.id/id, until April 10, or about a month ago, the total of active positive cases (still under treatment) was 1,944 patients, and 316 have recovered, so the total was 1,530,909 people.
Meanwhile, new Covid cases were reported at 222, so the total was 1,548,841 cases with no newest death report, meaning that the death toll remained at 15,988.