Bambu Apus Public Cemetery (TPU) which located on Jl. Bambu Wulung, Bambu Apus, Cipayung, East Jakarta was officially used as burial ground for COVID-19 victims since Thursday (1/21).
" 143 bodies of COVID-19 victims have been buried here"
Cipayung Sub-district Head, Fajar Eko Satrio said, from Thursday (1/21) to Monday (1/25), as many as 143 bodies of COVID-19 victims have been buried in Bambu Apus TPU. The funeral process was also carried out in accordance with health protocols, similar to the one at Pondok Ranggon TPU.
"As of today at 13:35 WIB, 143 bodies of COVID-19 victims have been buried here," he stated while inspecting Bambu Apus TPU area on Monday (1/25).
In detail, there were 9 bodies buried on Thursday, 37 bodies on Friday, 40 bodies on Saturday, 38 bodies on Sunday, and 10 bodies on Monday.
According to him, Bambu Apus TPU now can be used for burial ground with size of 3,000 square meters. It is divided into 4 blocks, where 3 blocks are used for COVID-19 victims and 1 block for public cemetery. Total capacity of those 4 blocks is around 700 burial plots.
"We hope residents can be more disciplined in complying health protocols to reduce number of COVID-19 victims," he asserted.