A health worker takes a swab from a man during a Covid-19 test at the Pluis traditional market in West Jakarta on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Testing for Covid-19 at a Jakarta Traditional Market

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

JUNE 17, 2020

The Palmerah Health Center performed swab tests for Covid-19 on 150 traders at the Pluis traditional market in West Jakarta on Wednesday.

Authorities fear traditional markets could become the next hotspots for coronavirus transmission since physical distancing is near impossible around the crowded stalls and tiny alleys. 

More swab and rapid tests for Covid-19 were carried out at the Slipi Jaya, Slipi Loksen and South City Kencar markets.

"We've seen many cases of Covid-19 that emerged from traditional markets," Dr. Darius, the head of the Palmerah Health Center, said.

During the testing at the Pluis market, 20 people were also fined Rp 250,000 ($18) for not wearing a mask.

A health worker takes a swab sample from traders of Pluis traditional market during a Covid-19 test. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Taking swabs from traders during a Covid-19 test at Pluis traditional market on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker takes a swab sample from a trader of pluis traditional market during a Covid-19 test. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker takes a swab from a trader. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker talks through a microphone during a Covid-19 test. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker talks through a bullhorn to traders at the market. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker takes a swab sample from a man during a Covid-19 test in a traditional market in West Jakarta on Wednesday (17/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Taking a swab for Covid-19 testing. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker talks through a microphone while traders wait their turn  during a Covid-19 test. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Traders queue to get tested. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A trader in Pluis traditional market wearing google and mask after get PCR test. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Wearing a mask is mandatory at the market. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man sweeps as he was caught doing activities without wearing a mask. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man ordered to sweep the market as a punishment for not wearing a mask. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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