Jakarta Disinfects Istiqlal Mosque, Cathedral Church



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta's Fire and Rescue Department (Gulkarmat) disinfected the Istiqlal Mosque and the Jakarta Cathedral on Wednesday, June 3. The service was carried out as an effort to break the chain of Covid-19 transmission.

    Gulkarmat head Satriadi Gunawan said they used 12 units of disinfection equipment. Thirty-two officers comprising the military, the police, Satpol PP and staff members of the Transportation Office conducted the disinfecting.

    "We hope that the spraying of disinfectant will break the chain of Covid-19 spread," Satriadi said in a written statement, Wednesday.

    The Jakarta Fire and Rescue Department routinely disinfects public areas as mandated by Governor Decree no.462/2020 on the Acceleration of Jakarta's Covid-19 Mitigation.

    As per June, the Jakarta Gulkarmat has disinfected almost 1,000 houses of worship.