Ridwan Kamil: Bekasi Still a Red Zone for Covid-19

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil announced the results of the province's Covid-19 Task Force's evaluation on the implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB). West Java's first stage of PSBB ends today, May 20.

    According to the governor, who goes by his nickname Emil, one regency and two cities are still categorized as red zones.

    "Bekasi Regency with a score of 14, Bekasi City with a score of 12, and City of Cimahi with a score of 12. We hope that these three areas will continue [extend] their containment policies," he said in a press conference, May 20.

    He added that Depok City has the highest number of confirmed cases for West Java, followed by Bekasi City, Bandung City, Bogor Regency, and Bekasi Regency.

    He said that, before the PSBB, West Java's ratio of positive cases per capita was ranked 12. After the PSBB, the curve began to flatten and now West Java is at number 23.

    When asked about mobility restriction and reopening the economy, Emil said he leaves everything to each city/regency. "It is the discretion of regents and mayors. But we want to make it clear that we will extend PSBB while maintaining proportional economic activities," he said.

    Ahmad Fikri (Kontributor)