Jokowi to Establish COVID-19 Mitigation Acceleration Task Force

12 March 2020 20:48 WIB

TEMPO.CO, JakartaPresident Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is set to establish a task force to accelerate the mitigation efforts of the new coronavirus or COVID-19.

“It will be a task force. [But] the presidential regulation has not been signed yet,” said the Presidential Expert Staffer Donny Gahral Adian through a short message to Tempo on Thursday, March 12.

As widely reported, the number of corona confirmed cases in Indonesia is rising. As of March 11, the country has a total of 34 infected people; 8 cases are part of the Jakarta cluster, 19 are imported cases, and one case from the Diamond Princess cluster.

In addition, 3 cases are part of the Jakarta sub-cluster, two patients contracted from their family members who were tested positive, and one case remains unknown since its transmission source is believed to be a local one. The Health Ministry did not categorize those infected by their families into a new cluster.

Out of the total 34 cases, two of them had been declared cured of the virus that first emerged in Wuhan City of China.

As reported by NPR, the World Health Organization (WHO) upgraded the status of the COVID-19 outbreak to pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, as it infected a total of 114 countries and killed more than 4,000 people.

“This is the first pandemic caused by the coronavirus,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated at a briefing in Geneva.

DEWI NURITA | NPR



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