Regional Lockdown Needs To Be Considered
With the increasingly widespread COVID-19 transmission, the government needs to take a progressive measure to safeguard public safety. Imposing a regional quarantine or limited lockdown needs to be considered.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS - The spread of the novel coronavirus, which has affected many parts of the country, requires more progressive measures from the government to protect people. One of the options to be considered is to impose a quarantine or a lockdown in areas that have become centers of the spread of COVID-19. However, careful preparation is needed before imposing the lockdown policy.
The fast response team for the handling of COVID-19 reported on Friday (3/27/2020) that the total number of confirmed cases had increased to 1,046 people and the death toll had risen to 87 people. These cases were found in 28 provinces, with the highest number of cases reported in Jakarta with 598 cases, followed by West Java with 98 cases, Banten with 84 cases and East Java with 66 cases.