COVID-19 Task Force notes rising number of high-, moderate-risk zones

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The COVID-19 Handling Task Force reported an increase in the number of red and orange zones on account of the high and moderate risk for COVID-19 transmission as of Sunday (April 11).

The development of the risk zonation map as of April 11, 2021, shows an increase in the number of red zones, or areas where there is high risk of transmission, from 10 to 11 districts and cities. The number of orange zones, or regions where there is moderate risk of transmission, has also increased, from 289 to 316 districts and cities, according to the task force.

"Six districts and cities, which were earlier classified as orange zones, have been designated as red zones this week," Wiku Adisasmito, the task force’s spokesman, noted in a statement here on Friday.

The six districts and cities are Tabanan and Denpasar in Bali, Palembang in South Sumatra, Deli Serdang and Medan in North Sumatra, and Tanah Bumbu in South Kalimantan.

Meanwhile, the number of yellow zones, or areas with low risk, decreased, from 207 to 178 districts and cities. Eight districts and cities were identified as green zones with no cases, while one district was not affected.

Adisasmito has urged local governments to continue to monitor developments in terms of the risk zonation in their respective regions to stem further transmission of the virus and bolster handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"With this development of an increase in the number of red and orange zones, we need to improve measures to handle the pandemic and coordination among all stakeholders in regions through (COVID-19) posts," he stated.

Source: Antara News

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