Task Force: 17 Regions Succeed in Curbing COVID-19 Spread

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  • Healthcare workers in protective gear sit inside an ambulance as they leave after collecting swab samples to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a traditional textile market in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 2, 2020. The country also reported 53 new deaths, taking cumulative COVID-19 fatalities to 2,987. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    Healthcare workers in protective gear sit inside an ambulance as they leave after collecting swab samples to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a traditional textile market in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 2, 2020. The country also reported 53 new deaths, taking cumulative COVID-19 fatalities to 2,987. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaAn expert of the COVID-19 mitigation task force, Dewi Nur Aisyah, reported that 17 regencies and cities had succeeded in controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus infection.

    “Seventeen regencies, cities classified as high-risk zones have been re-classified to medium-risk zones,” said Dewi in a press conference broadcasted via the Youtube channel of BNPB on Tuesday, July 7.

    The 17 regions that have entered the medium-risk zones as of July 5, 2020, are as follow:

    Bali Province 

    - Bangli

    - Karangasem

    Banten Province 

    - South Tangerang City

    South Kalimantan Province 

    - Kotabaru

    East Kalimantan Province 

    - Balikpapan City 

    North Sulawesi

    - Manado City

    Maluku Province 

    - Ambon City

    North Maluku Province 

    - North Halmahera

    - Tidore Island City

    West Nusa Tenggara (NTB)

    - Jayapura

    South Sulawesi Province 

    - Soppeng

    - Pare-Pare

    North Sumatra Province 

    - Pematangsiantar City

    - Tebing Tinggi City

    Jakarta Province 

    - East Jakarta

    East Java Province 

    - Pasuruan

    The task force’s latest data as of Tuesday, July 7, shows that Indonesia has a total of 66,226 COVID-19 cases, with 30,785 recoveries and 3,309 fatalities. There are also 38,702 people and 13,471 patients under COVID-19 monitoring (ODP and PDP).

    Read: Indonesia Covid-19 Update: East Java Reports Most New Cases

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