To Limit Virus Transmission: Impose a Controlled Isolation for Asymptomatic Patients

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As the number of cases continues to increase, the Jakarta administration will implement controlled isolation for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients to minimize the spread of the virus.

The designated places to handle the asymptomatic patients included public facilities such as the former athletes village in Kemayoran, now an emergency hospital for COVID-19 patients in Central Jakarta, Jakarta Health Agency head Widyastuti stated.

Other locations for controlled isolation, such as the Jakarta Islamic Center in North Jakarta, Graha Wisata in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah in East Jakarta, and Graha Wisata Ragunan in Jaya Raya Ragunan Sports Center in South Jakarta, are currently being planned by the government.

Widyastuti also reported that asymptomatic patients will remain in the isolation center of Kemayoran, while patients with mild to moderate symptoms would be treated at the COVID-19 emergency hospital for athletes in the village.

Proven asymptomatic COVID-19 patients are eligible to receive a 10-day isolation referral letter from a hospital, community health center, or doctor. In addition, at the monitored isolation centers, the patient is asked to sign a declaration of consent to carry out isolation, she said. Widyastuti reported that Jakarta Gubernatorial Decree No. 980/2020 clarified the protocol for controlled isolation centers in detail, as well as for patients who wished to isolate themselves at home.

Widyastuti reported that Jakarta Gubernatorial Decree No. 980/2020 clarified the protocol for controlled isolation centers in detail, as well as for patients who wished to isolate themselves at home. It is also mentioned in the declaration that the self-isolation to be carried out in the building must be approved by the homeowners or property managers. Isolation must also be accepted by neighbors, and only asymptomatic patients and patients with mild symptoms can self-isolate at home.

Related Article: https://www.theasianaffairs.com/indonesia/2020/09/25/west-jakarta-mayor-recovering-after-positive-covid-19/

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