The Commission II also called for the government and election organizers to coordinate with the Covid-19 Task Force to get the latest data on Covid-19 transmission zones.
“We agree to ask for a detailed explanation to the Covid-19 Task Force regarding the status of the Covid-19 zones and its risk in each region of the regional elections in a bid to anticipate the emergence of a new Covid-19 cluster,” said Doli.
It was reported that the simultaneous regional polls on December 9 — which have already been delayed once due to fears over a contagion — will elect hundreds of local leaders throughout the country.
Indonesia has confirmed nearly 250,000 Covid-19 infections and 9,677 deaths. Those infected include high-ranking officials and election commission officials.
(Writer: Tsarina Maharani | Editor: Fabian Januarius Kuwado)
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