A family of three in the Karangasem region have been picked up by police officers to undergo quarantine in a government facility.
The Head of the Bebandem Police Department, AKP I Wayan Gede Wirya confirmed that police and military officers of the Karangasem region decided to pick up a family who had been self-isolating at home and relocate them to the government facility in Karangasem. “We decided to pick up these people in accordance with the recent government’s instruction to implement a centralized quarantine program for asymptomatic Covid-19 patients.” AKP Wirya said on Monday (16/8).
As The Bali Sun previously reported the central government through the Maritime and Investment Coordinator Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan criticized the way the Bali provincial government is handling Covid-19 transmissions on the island. As a response, the Bali Governor was instructed to implement a centralized quarantine program to reduce Covid-19 transmissions through family clusters. “After knowing that the woman of this family tested positive with Covid-19, her husband and her baby were also relocated to the quarantine facility in order to get proper treatment from our medical staff.” AKP Wirya added.
The three of them were relocated with an ambulance from the Bebandem Clinic by authorities that were equipped with proper protective suits. The Karangasem regional government has prepared a total of 404 hotel rooms for local residents who are confirmed positive with Covid-19 in order to easily supervise, treat and observe each patient. During the relocation process, the authorities also explained and educated the patients about the importance of undergoing centralized quarantine for asymptomatic Covid-19 patients in Bali.
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