Jakarta Logs Zero COVID-19 Burial Requests on Thursday

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  • Gravediggers rest after burying COVID-19 victims at the Rorotan public cemetery in Cilincing, Jakarta, Sunday, July 4, 2021. ANTARA PHOTO/Muhammad Adimaja

    Gravediggers rest after burying COVID-19 victims at the Rorotan public cemetery in Cilincing, Jakarta, Sunday, July 4, 2021. ANTARA PHOTO/Muhammad Adimaja

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Jakarta government announced there were zero requests for burial under COVID-19 health protocol for 24 hours from October 6 (18:00 WIB) to October 7 (18:00) at the Rorotan Public Cemetery. 

    The significant drop in coronavirus-related burials was confirmed by Sukino, the Head of Public Cemetery Management Unit at Rorotan in North Jakarta. He said the number of COVID-19 burial requests dropped in the past week. 

    “For the past week there were only only burials at maximum a day. But yesterday I saw none,” said Sukino to Tempo on October 8.

    The unit managed by Sukino receives information from the Jakarta City Parks and Forest Service Agency and conducts COVID-19 burials at the Rorotan cemetery.

    Read: Anies Baswedan: Jakarta Records Zero COVID-19 Burials in24 Hours for First Time

    KHANIFAH JUNIASARI | DA