Employees Contracted COVID-19; 8 Offices of Private Firms Closed



Petir Garda Bhwana

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    TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Jakarta Manpower and Transmigration Agency temporarily closed eight offices of private companies following findings of COVID-19 confirmed cases among employees.

    “We have followed the report by closing the eight offices,” said the agency head Andri Yansyah on Wednesday, July 29.

    However, Andri stopped short of detailing the names of the offices. Based on the agency data, a total of 692 companies had been inspected on June 19-July 2. Of these, 632 offices had abided by the health protocols, and two were shut down temporarily.

    During the third-phase transitional PSBB (large-scale social restriction) from July 3-16, the agency monitored 1,055 companies, and two offices were closed. Throughout the fourth-phase transitional PSBB from July 7-31, 475 offices were inspected, and four of them were closed.

    Andri added employees tested positive must undergo isolation for 14 days, while others must take rapid or swab tests. As for those who are free from the virus are asked to work from home as the offices are closed for three days for sterilization.

    As of July 26, 2020, Jakarta Health Agency recorded 440 people from office clusters infected with COVID-19. They are employees from 68 offices, consisting of 18 ministerial offices (132 people), 34 state offices (165 people), and 16 companies (143 people).

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