Back-to-School Trial; Jakarta Yet to Detect Covid-19 Cases



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaJakarta Education Agency Head Nahdiana said there has been no report of Covid-19 transmission case during the back-to-school trial in 85 schools. The trial was started as teachers and administrative staffs in those education units had received the Covid-19 vaccines

    “There is no report [of positive cases] until now,” said Nahdiana in response to the question shot by the Chairman of the Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) Commission E, Iman Satria, in today’s hearing, April 21, 2021.

    Nahdiana’s statement cast Iman in relief. Iman was happy to hear that the trial of the so-called face-to-face school is running smoothly and no confirmed cases among students and teachers are found thus far.

    Iman hoped that the condition could be maintained until the preparation of the simultaneous school reopening across the capital. “Hopefully, this can be maintained,” he said.

    The Jakarta provincial government decided to hold the trial for on-site studies in 85 schools starting Wednesday, April 7. Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said on April 7 that he would open more schools if the test run is successful.

    Read: Teachers Evaluate Back-to-School Trial amid Covid-19