Jakarta National Defense Forces (TNI) chief, Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, and National Police (Polri) chief, General Listyo Sigit Prabowo, visited the special province of Yogyakarta on Friday to review the implementation of micro-scale social restrictions (PPKM).
In general, the implementation of micro-scale social restrictions in Yogyakarta is going well, Prabowo said during the working visit.
Yogyakarta is currently a yellow zone, or an area with a low risk of COVID-19 transmission. Some of its areas have even been declared green zones.
On account of the yellow-zone status, the province has been allowed to increase economic activity to 60 percent of normal level, while maintaining social distancing.
“In general, the micro-scale social restrictions in Yogyakarta are running well. We have checked the implementation of micro-scale social restrictions in Maguwoharjo from the aspects of administrative preparations and logistics to ensure that the activity will continue,” Prabowo said in a press statement released on Friday.
He appealed to local residents to report to the health authorities as soon as they experience COVID-19 symptoms so that people who have come into close contact with them can be traced.
“At the neighborhood unit level, we have formed command posts, which are restricting the outdoor activity of our brothers who are conducting self-isolation so they can really be monitored,” he remarked.
He then lauded the applications being used to monitor residents who contract COVID-19.
He also advised the chief of the Yogyakarta provincial police to prepare COVID-19 test counters at the entrance gates of the province, such as airports, railway stations, and bus terminals.
The move is crucial for helping the tourism industry in Yogyakarta revive amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.
Source: Antara News