Anies Baswedan: Jakarta Residents Mask-wearing Discipline below Minimum Standard



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that Jakarta residents' level of discipline in wearing masks during the Covid-19 pandemic is low; below the minimum standard. 

    "Currently, according to a study from the University of Indonesia's Public Health Faculty (FKM UI), the use of masks (in Jakarta) is around 70 percent," Anies said  on Sunday, October 11.

    For Jakarta, Anies said, the FKM UI recommends a mask disciplinary level of at least 85 percent, to make controlling the virus transmission easier. 

    The FKM UI also recommends monitoring people's movement by collecting visitors' data in certain places.

    Meanwhile, Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria reminded the public that violations against health protocols are subject to punishments, even though Jakarta has re-imposed the PSBB Transition, which is a less restrictive lockdown on public muvements. The PSBB Transisi this time is from October 12 to 25.

    "People who don't wear masks will be fined progressively from Rp250,000, Rp500,000, Rp750,000, and Rp1 million," he said.

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