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Jakarta Post

39 percent of virus clusters in Jakarta are families: Anies

  • Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie


Jakarta   /   Mon, November 2 2020   /  01:00 am
An asymptomatic COVID-19 patient looks out the window while undergoing isolation at the Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium isolation center in Bekasi, West Java on Oct. 2. The isolation ward at the stadium has the capacity to house 55 patients. JP/Dhoni Setiawan(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has warned residents of the capital to be careful of COVID-19 transmission from family members as they enjoy a five-day weekend.
In a video address on Wednesday, the governor said transmission within families made up around 39 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the capital, with 4,684 clusters infecting more than 36,600 people. 
“This means there are a lot of infections that actually occur in our families, often because when we feel like we know [the other people], we don't use masks properly, don't keep a physical distance and don't wash our hands routinely,” Anies said. 
With increased activities and interactions expected during the long holiday, Anies urged residents to comply with health protocols to ensure their safety.