Anies Baswedan Says Jakarta's COVID-19 Positive Rate Is 5%

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  • Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and the chair of the Jakarta chapter of the Indonesian Shopping Center Association (APPBI) Ellen Hidayat inspect the preparedness of Pluit Mall in North Jakarta that is scheduled to reopen on June 15, 2020. TEMPO/M Julnis Firmansyah

    Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and the chair of the Jakarta chapter of the Indonesian Shopping Center Association (APPBI) Ellen Hidayat inspect the preparedness of Pluit Mall in North Jakarta that is scheduled to reopen on June 15, 2020. TEMPO/M Julnis Firmansyah

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaJakarta Governor Anies Baswedan claimed the COVID-19 positive rate, which is the comparison of the number of new cases to testing rate, in the capital had reached five percent since the implementation of the transitional large-scale social restrictions (PSBB).

    “For the past ten days, the positive rate in Jakarta hits five percent. So our condition is still considered safe,” said Anies at the Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) Building, Monday, June 22.

    Anies said the percentage was already below the limit set by the World Health Organization (WHO), which is ten percent when entering the transition period to the new normal era.

    According to him, the lower rate was attributable to the active case-finding through massive tests, particularly for asymptomatic people, and contact tracing of positive cases.

    The measures, Anies went on, caused the number of confirmed cases to rise. Besides, the reproductive rate of the coronavirus infection has also tumbled since the transitional PSBB from 0.99 to 0.98. Thus, Anies opined the COVID-19 transmission has been under control.

    However, the former minister of education and culture still called on Jakartans to be disciplined in applying the health protocols.

    “I remind all, just because we feel safe, feel to have controlled it, then we become relaxed. We must remain vigilant, the outbreak is not over yet. The PSBB has not ended yet. We must still be disciplined,” Anies Baswedan underlined.

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