Thursday, 13 Augst 2020 | 15:49 WIB

Anies Urges Jakarta Citizens to Postpone Homecoming Plans

Anies Urges Jakarta Citizens to Postpone Homecoming Plans (antara)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has urged citizens of Jakarta, Indonesia's capital city, to postpone homecoming travels this year to control the spreading of the covid-19 coronavirus.

"We urge citizens not to travel out of town, and postpone plans for homecoming until the transmission of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) can be controlled properly," Anies said in a written statement in Jakarta, on Thursday (03/19/2020).

The appeal was intended to avoid unintended transmission and spreading of COVID-19.

This is stated in the Jakarta Governor's call number 4 in 2020 about maintaining a safe distance in the community (social distancing measure) in order to anticipate and prevent the transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In addition, Anies also urged parents to remind their children not to go out because the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is very high.

Anies urged residents to always wash their hands with soap, avoid shaking hands and kissing on the cheeks, and using masks whenever sick with flu or couhing, and covering mouths and nose with tissue or creases of the elbows.

If there are residents who experience symptoms similar to COVID-19, and have been exposed to other people, or have been exposed in the affected area, they are advised to contact the number 112 or Whatsapp service 081388376955.

All information about COVID-19 in Jakarta can be accessed via bit.ly/PublikasiCoronaDKI.

As of Thursday (3/19/2020), based on data that was announced nationally, there are 308 confirmed cases positive for COVID-19, and of that number, 269 cases are still being treated. 15 patients have been cured, and 25 people have died.