City Opens Online Grocery Shopping Services Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Reporter : Rezki Apriliya Iskandar | Editor : Nugroho Adibrata | April 1st, 2020 01:17 PM 13:17 WIB | Dibaca 1120 kali
City Opens Online Grocery Shopping Services Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (Foto : Reza Hapiz /

As coronavirus spreads globally, grocery shopping has become one of the most anxiety-producing yet necessary activities for millions of people in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta.

" InsyaAllah with this service, people can use it for shopping remotely"

Seeing that case, for the citizens, the Jakarta Provincial Government has opened online grocery shopping services from home. It is the result of cooperation between traders from 50 traditional markets, online motorcycle taxi app companies and Perumda Pasar Jaya.

"One of our challenge when we stay home must meet food needs is how to get and distribute it. InsyaAllah with this service, people can use it for shopping remotely. They can buy their needs in the market by calling every trader in the market," expressed Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan, as quoted by Jakarta PPID's press release, Tuesday (3/31).

He said, traders registered in the service are increasing every day and are expected to be able to meet the needs of Jakarta people without having to interact physically.

"For instance, those of you how are used to shopping at the Rumput Market, please check the website or instagram of Pasar Jaya. There are the options and you can click Rumput Market. Then you will find a list of traders at the market and their telephone numbers, so families in Jakarta do not need to leave the house, just call them and then buy and later will be sent using an online motorcycle taxi delivery service," he explained.

Perumda Pasar Jaya President Director Arief Nasrudin added a list of market traders along with contact numbers has been available on the Perumda Pasar Jaya's website and instagram. He asserted, each traders registered were always reminded to be alert to serving the people through devices.

"Their cellphones must always be on standby. So this is so simple and hopefully can meet the needs of Jakarta people and help the market traders' economic," he uttered.

Aside that, Jakarta COVID-19 Quick Handling Task Force II Chairman Catur Laswanto stated the number of patients with coronavirus until Tuesday (3/31) is reaching 741 people, 49 have recovered, 84 died, while other 640 are still awaiting laboratory results.

"The medical workers with coronavirus in 30 hospitals reach 81 people. Then the number of people in monitoring (ODP) is reaching 2,302, 499 are still under monitoring and 1,803 have been passed monitoring stage. As for the patient in monitoring (PDP) reaches 1,086, 747 are still being treated and 339 have returned to home," he reported.

He also asserted that the city still continues to hold rapid tests for COVID-19 in five cities and Thousand Islands, including the Employee Health Service Center (PPKP).

Up to Monday, as many as 17,534 people have passed rapid tests. From that number, 1.6 percent or 282 people have coronavirus and 17,252 are negative.