COVID-19 Task Force Discovers 90 Office Clusters in Jakarta



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaAn expert in the national COVID-19 task force, Dewi Nur Aisyah, reported there are 90 clusters of novel coronavirus infections at offices in Jakarta. Of the number, the team discovered 459 positive cases.

    “Based on the data, there are ten-times increase or 416 new cases from previously 43 cases before the reinforcement of the large-scale social restriction (PSBB),” said Dewi in Jakarta, Wednesday, July 29.

    She explained two possible factors behind the surge in new infections. First, people in workplace areas might have contracted the virus and infected others. They might be exposed during a trip to the office, such as in public transportation. “Or in their house areas.”

    The second factor is the poor ventilation that could raise the risk of virus transmission, she added.

    Dewi mentioned that the infection clusters spread in offices of ministries, institutions, police, state-owned enterprises, and private institutions.

    The COVID-19 task force then suggested employers or owners of companies implement the work from home if possible or limit the number of employees to a maximum of 50 percent of the total capacity building.

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