Anies Baswedan Says Covid-19 Cases Found in Flood Evacuation Sites

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  • Flood refugees carry out antigen swabs at the Borobudur University Mosque, Jakarta, Sunday, February 21, 2021. This antigen swab is to anticipate the spread of COVID-19 in the evacuation sites. TEMPO / Muhammad Hidayat

    Flood refugees carry out antigen swabs at the Borobudur University Mosque, Jakarta, Sunday, February 21, 2021. This antigen swab is to anticipate the spread of COVID-19 in the evacuation sites. TEMPO / Muhammad Hidayat

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaJakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said the city administration detected a number of Covid-19 cases in ten flood evacuation sites. 

    “In several locations, some of the evacuees have tested positive after we carry out antigen tests,” said Anies in Jakarta, Monday, February 22.

    Those who tested positive for the coronavirus infection were placed in isolation tents, underwent further tests, and were provided with necessary services. If isolation is required, patients will be directed to receive care in controlled isolation facilities owned by the government.

    “If they need hospital care, they will be transferred to the hospital,” Anies Baswedan added.

    Based on data from the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) as of 15:00 Sunday, February 21, there were 15 community units (RW) consisting of 29 out of the total city’s 30,470 neighboring units affected by the flooding, or 0.095 percent.

    The figure decreased when compared to the number on Saturday, February 20, where the affected areas reached 113 RW consisting of 342 RT.

    On Sunday, there were 1,332 people from 384 families evacuated, and all of whom were from East Jakarta. The number also dropped from the previous day’s data of 3,311 evacuees in 44 evacuation sites.

    As of date, five people died from the flood. The Acting Head of Jakarta BPBD Sabdo Kurnianto confirmed that four of the victims were children and the other one was a 67-year-old man.

    Also Read: Jakarta Floods Claim Five Lives, Says Disaster Mitigation Office

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