Jakarta's COVID-19 Positive Cases in Office Cluster Decreases

Rabu, 30 September 2020 14:17 Aldi Geri Lumban Tobing Maria Inggita 554

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COVID-19 positive cases in office cluster have decreased in the past week since Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) was implemented.

From transitional PSBB on June 4, it reached 7.2 percent proportion of cases in the office but in the past week it reached 4.5 percent

Based on Jakarta Health Agency's data, COVID-19 positive cases proportion in office cluster reached 7.2 percent or 4,617 cases from June 4 to September 27 with total 419 clusters.

Meanwhile, the proportion for positive cases in office cluster on September 21-27 reached 4.1 percent or 379 cases with total 51 clusters.

Tracing ratio in office is 1 : 6, it means one positive case, on average, has PCR examination for 6 close contacts.

"From transitional PSBB on June 4, it reached 7.2 percent proportion of cases in the office but in the past week it reached 4.5 percent," said Ngabila Salama, Head of Epidemiological Surveillance and Immunization Section of Jakarta Health Agency, Wednesday (9/30).

On the other hand, Jakarta Manpower, Transmigration (Nakertrans) and Energy Agency Head, Andri Yansyah mentioned, decrease in proportion of positive cases in office was occurred due to changes in socialization patterns with companies or offices.

Since city tightens PSBB implementation, his side carried out socialization via webinar to 1,100 private office building managers, 1,300 Occupational Safety and Health Committee (P2K3) or companies' internal COVID-19 Task Force and 100 bank office managers.

He assessed, socialization via webinar received positive response, even several companies took initiative to invite their subsidiaries or partner companies to participate in webinar.

"At first, we only socialize through Kadin and Apindo, but now we are open to chat with entrepreneurs who are directly involved. We do it massively through webinars and the response is positive," he conveyed.

Through webinar, his side socialized Gubernatorial Regulation (Pergub) No. 79/2020 on Discipline and Health Protocols Enforcement as Efforts to Prevent and Control COVID-19 and Pergub No. 88/2020 concerning amendment to Pergub No. 33/2020 on PSBB Implementation in Handling COVID-19 in Jakarta (applies to PSBB).

He ensured businessmen, managers, and companies managers for not worrying about those Gubernatorial Regulations, but they must worry if COVID-19 spread can't be controlled.

"Pergub is only an instrument of guidance or instructions on how to control COVID-19. This is why we emphasize it to them," he added.

On that occasion, he also advised employers not to cover up positive cases in their workplaces because Jakarta Government has JAKI app and complaint service concerning PSBB violation.

According to him, mechanism in monitoring was carried out based on residents' reports, both from company's internal and external parties.

"Apart from monitoring, those are things that we can do to suppress positive cases in office cluster," he closed.