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
BY :YUDHA BASKORO
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.