The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta administration has temporarily closed the entire Block G building at City Hall after a civil servant tested positive for COVID-19.
“The decision to temporarily close down the building is not related to the city secretary’s case,” Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on Wednesday.
He was referring to the Jakarta administration's late secretary, Saefullah, who died Wednesday at the of age 56 from irreversible septic shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to COVID-19 at Gatot Subroto Army Hospital in Central Jakarta.
Saefullah served the capital city for 36 years.
According to Anies, one official working at the Block G building had tested positive for COVID-19.
“One of them is an echelon II official and another one is still waiting for their test result,” he added.
Anies also said the building would be closed from Thursday until Saturday in accordance with Gubernatorial Regulation No. 88/2020 on large-scale social restriction (PSBB) implementation.
Article 9 of the regulation further stipulates that if any COVID-19 case is found among employees, a workplace must shut down for at least three days.
During the shutdown, the entire Block G building will be cleaned and disinfected, closing access to those without authorization.
The city saw its new daily cases reach 1,294 on Wednesday, bringing the total tally to 57,469, with 1,481 fatalities, due to COVID-19.