An Indonesian Red Cross staff sprays disinfectant in a room inside Bendungan Hilir II apartment on Saturday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Jakarta Low-Income Apartments Disinfected


APRIL 04, 2020

Jakarta. The Indonesian Red Cross Society, or PMI, disinfected four densely populated apartments for low-income families in Jakarta on Saturday to prevent the spread of coronavirus at most vulnerable places in the capital, the epicenter of the outbreak in the country.

Disinfecting dense neighborhood in Jakarta is a priority for the city administration to prevent the virus from finding new breeding grounds.

The PMI received supports from volunteers to bring the total number of personnel to 50, as they sprayed disinfectants at the four apartments in Tanah Abang District, Central Jakarta. 

The four apartments included Bendungan Hilir II, Petamburan, Karet Tengsin and Kebon Kacang, together have more than 10,000 occupants. 

Crowded apartments are especially vulnerable from Covid-19 transmissions as physical distancing policy is hard to be observed. Jakarta is home to around 50 percent of Indonesia's more than 2,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases as of Saturday.

Indonesian Red Cross volunteer gather in front of Rusun Benhil II before spraying the entire neighborhood with disinfectant. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Volunteers in white protective suits gather in front of Bendungan Hilir II apartment, Central Jakarta, before joining the PMI for the works to disinfect the entire neighborhood on Saturday.
Disinfecting the car park in Rusun Benhil II. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A parking lot near Bendungan Hilir II apartment is sprayed with disinfectant.
Dendi Muzami, 20, is a Indonesian Red Cross volunteer from Central Jakarta. He dedicates his time to spray the city with disinfectant during coronavirus crisis. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Dendi Muzami, 20, has marks on his forehead from countless hours of wearing protective mask since he became a volunteer in the country’s fight against coronavirus last month.
Indonesian Red Cross officer sprays every stair handle in Rusun Benhil II. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An Indonesian Red Cross staff makes sure that not a single step is missed as he cleanses the stairs in Bendungan Hilir II apartment.
Indosian Red Cross are preparing a volunteer to spray disinfectant in Rusun Petamburan, Central Jakarta on Saturday (04/04). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A volunteer gets his equipment checked by Indonesian Red Cross personnel before he sprays disinfectant at Petamburan Apartment in Central Jakarta on Saturday.
Spraying inside a lift at Rusun Benhil II. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A volunteer carrying disinfectant sprayer stands inside an elevator at Bendungan Hilir II apartment as the electric gates close.
Indonesian Red Cross personnel helping each other to wearing protective gear. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian Red Cross staffs help a volunteer put on his protective suit.
Spraying a dark tiny alley in Rusun Benhil II with disinfectant. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A volunteer cleanses a dark corner of an open room at Bendungan Hilir II apartment.
Red cross personnels help their friends get on the car in front of Rusun Benhil II in Central Jakarta on Saturday (04/04). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Volunteers pull a colleague into a pickup truck in front of Bendungan Hilir II apartment in Central Jakarta.
Two Red Cross personnels riding a mini dump truck spray the entire neighborhood in Rusun Petamburan with disinfectant. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two volunteers on a three-wheeler spray disinfectants along a narrow street at Petamburan apartment.