Anies Baswedan: Covid-19 Restriction Starting to Show Positive Results

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaJakarta governor Anies Baswedan on Tuesday said the public activity restriction imposed for the past weeks have shown positive results. However, he strongly reminded stakeholders to not let their guard down in preventing the spread of Covid-19. 

    Around 29,000 Jakartans until today, July 27, are still undergoing coronavirus self-isolation, 8,600 are treated in hospitals, 1,400 are under intensive care unit (ICU) care, and 3,900 people are isolated at the Wisma Atlet emergency hospital. 

    “Many among us currently are still being treated in hospitals,” said the governor at the National Monument (Monas) on Tuesday, July 27. “All of them need treatment and facilities.”

    As of Monday, July 26, Anies Baswedan announced that the active cases in the capital city have reduced to 64,000. On July 16, the city logged 113,000 active cases during the peak of the oxygen crisis. 

    He claimed this drop was consistent with the dropping trend across a number of other parameters, such as the positivity rate that has dropped from 45 percent to the current 25 percent. The number of daily burials under the Covid-19 health protocol have also been reduced from 350 to 200.

    Covid-19 patients waiting in long queues at hospital intensive care units are no longer visible, Anies Baswedan reported. 

    However, the governor reminded people that isolation and ICU occupancy remain high;  73 percent of isolation beds and 89 percent of ICU facilities are still occupied. 

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