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Jakarta braces for quarantine

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 30 2020   /  12:22 am
No entrance: A motorist looks at a banner placed at the entrance of a kampung in Kalideres, West Jakarta, on Saturday. Residents have closed public access to their area as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Antara/Fauzan)(Antara/Fauzan)

No entrance: A motorist looks at a banner placed at the entrance of a kampung in Kalideres, West Jakarta, on Saturday. Residents have closed public access to their area as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Antara/Fauzan)While local administrations have begun to block road access into their areas in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the government has prepared to quarantine the country’s capital, which has been most affected by the disease.

The Transportation Ministry is preparing a scenario for a local quarantine in Greater Jakarta to slow the spread of COVID-19, depending on a decision expected to be made at a Cabinet meeting scheduled for Monday, a ministry official said.

The Transportation Ministry’s land transportation director general, Budi Setyadi, said the ministry, in coordination with the National Police’s traffic corps, had developed a...