Asymptomatic Covid-19 patients in Jembrana have been spotted neglecting the quarantine policy while they should be self-isolating at home.
Officials from the Jembrana Covid-19 Handling Task Force admitted that the capacity of the quarantine facilities that were provided by the regional government have reached their maximum capacity due to the surge of Covid-19 cases in the Jembrana region recently. As a result, several people who were confirmed positive with Covid-19 in Lelateng Village, Jembrana were forced to undergo self-isolation at home and some of them have been spotted in public neglecting the quarantine policy.
The Head of the Jembrana Police Department, AKP Gusti Made Sudarma Putra confirmed that a family of seven who are supposedly undergoing self-isolation after three of them tested positive with Covid-19, were spotted going to a local vendor nearby to buy food during an inspection that was conducted by the authorities. “After being confirmed positive with Covid-19, 3 of the family members were transported to the quarantine facility, and the other 4 who had close contact with the patients were instructed to undergo self-isolation at home while waiting for their PCR test results. Unfortunately, they have neglected this rule.” AKP Sudarma said.
Sudarma put a sticker on their house as a sign to nearby residents to keep a safer distance with the family during their isolation period. Meanwhile the Head of the Jembrana Health Agency, I Gusti Bagus Ketut Oka Parwata confirmed that the regional government has provided 348 beds spread out between hospitals, hotels and schools for asymptomatic Covid-19 patients to undergo a centralized quarantine to help them monitor their condition easier and to reduce transmissions through family clusters. However, Parwata encourages the people who have to undergo self-isolation at home to be more disciplined in doing the quarantine procedures, and to avoid having contact with nearby residents in their area.
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