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Maluku limits access to airports, harbors to curb COVID-19 spread

  • Belseran Christ

    The Jakarta Post

Maluku   /   Fri, March 27, 2020   /   01:45 pm
Maluku limits access to airports, harbors to curb COVID-19 spread Picturesque beach on Ambon Island, Maluku. Amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the Maluku administration has limited access to airports and harbors to prevent further transmission in the province. (Shutterstock/File)

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Maluku administration has limited access to airports and harbors to prevent further transmission in the province.

The governor had already urged people to stay at home and maintain distance from others during social interactions.

“The Maluku administration will carry out measures to prevent, tackle and control [the outbreak] in a quick, precise, focused and integrated [manner] to prevent further spread that disrupts social security and order,” a decree from Governor Murad Ismail said.

“Arrivals and departures by land and/or sea transportation are limited except for important and urgent matters,” the decree continued.

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The decree also stipulates that any person arriving in the province is required to fill out an arrival form and self-quarantine for 14 days under the supervision of a family member and local health center.

“All costs incurred during quarantine in facilities that have been provided by the provincial government of Maluku [will be] borne by the administration,” the decree states, adding that violation of the decree would result in punishment.  

The governor asked people living in Maluku to stay calm and cautious as the province had recorded one COVID-19 case as of Wednesday. (mfp)