The Jakarta administration has announced its plan to put stickers on the houses of residents currently self-isolating.
Tri Yunis Miko Wahyono, an epidemiologist of the University of Indonesia, said the stickers would immediately inform officers in the neighborhood about the health status of people living in the marked house.
“I think it is essential to use the stickers to inform other people about the health status of residents that live in the house,” Tri said on Tuesday as quoted by tempo.co , adding that it would warn other people planning to visit the house.
He went on to say that self-isolating at home would not be easy, although possible. Requirements include the house having a dedicated bathroom for the Covid-19 patient.
“Putting on the sticker does not mean that
“Jakarta will have a poor cash flow if all patients are sent off to hotels and the government’s facilities,” he added.
In the meantime, self-isolation centres across the capital have started to fill up as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise.
In response, the city administration has prepared other locations as self-isolation centres, which are free to use.
Isolation centres in towers 4 and 5 of the former athletes village in Kemayoran – now an emergency hospital for Covid-19 patients in Central Jakarta – currently house 1,984 patients out of a capacity of 3,116, tempo.co reported on Friday.
Meanwhile, U Stay Hotel Mangga Besar in West Jakarta and Ibis Style Hotel Mangga Dua in Central Jakarta, which were turned into isolation centres on Sept 27, have run out of vacant rooms to accommodate symptomatic and asymptomatic Covid-19 patients.
The two hotels accommodate 140 and 212 people, respectively.
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