The WHO also laid out a number of ‘non-negotiable’ precautions for the the New Normal phase, namely:
• Active surveillance and case detection with PCR tests of all suspected cases. At least 1 PCR test per 1000 population perweek in transmission areas, and their results made available within 24 – 48 hours
• Rapid isolation of all suspected and confirmed cases
• Ensure that people frequently clean hands; wear masks in public and work places; and maintain physical distancing of at least 1 meter from others
Other measures included the continued use of masks by people over the age of 60 or underlying conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
The WHO also praised President Joko Widodo for more aggressive contact tracing. The president has set a target 20.000 polymerase chain reaction or PCR tests per day.
Currently, the price for a PCR test at private hospitals varies from Rp. 2 million (US$ 142) to Rp. 2.5 million (US$ 178).
To date, 5.825 people have undergone PCR tests out of a total of 287.478 that were tested for the coronavirus. Jakarta has undergone the brunt of coronavirus cases, with 8.748 people out of 36.406 nationwide.
564 of them died of Covid-19, while another 3.840 recovered from the disease. (Writers: Jawahir Gustav Rizal/Nur Fitriatus Shalihah/ Editors: Rizal Setyo Nugroho)
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