Minggu, 24 Mei 2020

President Jokowi Conduct Eid Prayer in Bogor Palace - English

President Jokowi Conduct Eid Prayer in Bogor Palace - English

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and first lady Iriana, conducted Eid prayer on the lawn of Wisma Bayurini in the Bogor Presidential Palace complex on Sunday morning, May 24, 2020.

As reported by the Press, Media and Information Bureau of the Presidential Secretariat, President Jokowi and first lady Iriana conducted Eid prayers with their youngest son Kaesang Pangarep. The prayer was led by the Head of Mosque Council of the Baitussalam Mosque of the Bogor Presidential Palace Muhammadun at 06:32 AM Western Indonesia Time.

During his sermon, Muhammadun delivered a message of how Eid Al-Fitr should be a moment of forgive mistakes, and a moment to personal improvement.

"If before Ramada we were enemies, mocking each other, did many mistakes. Then after Eid Al-Fitr, let us commit ourselves to improve, be at peace, forgive each other, unite and strengthen family bonds," Muhammadun said.

During this year's Eid Al-Fitr prayer, a number of official were seen alongside the President, among others, Commander of Group A of the Presidential Security Unit Col. Inf. Achiruddin; Chief of the Press, Media and Information Bureau of the Presidential Secretariat Erlin Suastini; President Assistant 1st Lt. Mat Sony Masturi; and the President's Personal Guard 1st Inf. Lt. Windra Sanur.


2020-05-24 07:11:51Z

Jumat, 22 Mei 2020

COVID-19 Social Distancing In Indonesia – Jakarta And Bogor Put In Place PSBB - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Indonesia - Mondaq News Alerts

COVID-19 Social Distancing In Indonesia – Jakarta And Bogor Put In Place PSBB - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Indonesia - Mondaq News Alerts

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In furtherance of Government Regulation No. 21 of 2020 on the Limitation of Large-Scale Social Interactions to Expedite Countermeasures against COVID-19 (March 31, 2020) ("GR 21/2020"), Bogor Regency has implemented Limitations on Large-Scale Social Interactions (Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar or "PSBB"), effective April 15 to April 28, 2020, with the hope of slowing the spread of COVID-19.

The introduction of PSBB was deemed necessary following a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Bogor Regency and its proximity to DKI Jakarta, the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia and which implemented similar social-distancing measures on April 10, 2020. As of the time of this writing, 58 COVID-19 cases have been declared in Bogor Regency.

PSBB in Bogor Regency took effect through the enactment of Regent of Bogor Regulation No. 16 of 2020 regarding the Implementation of PSBB to Handle COVID-19 in Bogor Regency (April 14, 2020) ("Bogor PSBB Reg").

The PSBB measures implemented in each province and/or regency may differ from one another as GR 21/2020 allows regional governments to enact measures deemed appropriate for their particular circumstances, subject to several minimum mandatory social limitations. This article compares the PSBB enacted in Bogor Regency and the PSBB enacted in DKI Jakarta based on Governor of DKI Jakarta Province Regulation No. 33 of 2020 regarding the Implementation of PSBB to Handle COVID-19 in DKI Jakarta Province ("Jakarta PSBB Reg")

a. Limitation on Outdoor Activities

Both the Bogor PSBB Reg and Jakarta PSBB Reg (the "Regulations") define the following scope of outdoor activities: (i) activities at schools and other educational institutions; (ii) activities at workplaces; (iii) religious activities at houses of worship; (iv) activities in public places or facilities; (v) social and cultural activities; and (vi) the movement of people and goods by means of transportation. As a general rule, activities under these categories shall be closed or minimized, subject to several exemptions.

There are differences between the Regulations in terms of the types of activities under each specific category, as follows:

(i) Limitation on Teaching at Schools and Other Educational Institutions

Under the Bogor PSBB Reg, religious educational institutions are also subject to closure, while the Jakarta PSBB Reg does not explicitly stipulate the closure of such institutions. The Regulations provide that educational institutions that remain open are subject to COVID-19 prevention measures including the COVID-19 Prevention Protocol.

(ii) Limitation of Activities at the Workplace

The difference between the Regulations lies in the workplaces exempted from mandatory closure. In addition to the exemptions to workplace closure provided in the Jakarta PSBB Reg, the Bogor PSBB Reg provides the following additional exemptions:

1) Regional institutions providing direct services to society, including disaster relief services, health services, transportation services, garbage disposal services, fire brigade, safety and compliance services, manpower services, food security services, social services, funeral services, and regional financial revenues and expenditure services;

2) Businesses in the field of production of essential commodities, production that requires continuous process subject to obtaining a permit from the Ministry of Industry, oil and gas production, manufacturing of packaging for food, medicines, pharmaceuticals and health equipment, agricultural activities for basic ingredients and holticulture, production of goods for export, production of farming and agricultural goods, and production by micro, small and medium enterprises; and

3) Land utilized for farming, growing plants for consumption, horticulture and fisheries.

In addition to the above, the Bogor PSBB Reg does not contain an exemption for technology companies as provided in the Jakarta PSBB Reg. Any businesses that remain open must implement COVID-19 prevention measures and follow the COVID-19 Prevention Protocol.

The Bogor PSBB Reg provides additional guidelines for industries whereby the management shall minimize activities. This includes the minimum number of employees, activities and operational times.

(iii) Limitation of Religious Activities at Houses of Worship

The Regulations stipulate that during the implementation of PSBB, religious activities shall be conducted at home. During PSBB, individuals in charge of houses of worship must employ COVID-19 prevention measures by limiting access to and maintaining the cleanliness of the houses of worship and educating worshippers to conduct religious activities at home.

(iv) Limitation of Activities in Public Places or Facilities

The Regulations prohibit any gathering of more than five individuals. The Bogor PSBB Reg provides an exemption for activities involving health services, medicine and health equipment, including:

1) Fulfillment of health services at hospitals and all relevant medical institutions;

2) Production and distribution activities, both private and public, such as pharmacies, blood tranfusion units, chemical supply and medical equipment stores, laboratories, clinics, ambulances, and pharmaceutical research laboratories, including veterinary health facilities.

In providing services to the public, the abovementioned facilities must seek guidance on health protocols and the requirements set out under the relevant rules and regulations.

Further, the Bogor PSBB Reg limits the operating hours for providers of retail goods as follows:

1) Traditional markets can open from 4 am to 1 pm;

2) Mini markets can open from 8 am to 6 pm; and

3) Supermarkets can open from 9 am to 6 pm.

The Jakarta PSBB Reg does not provide any elucidation on the operational hours for providers of retail goods. Based on reports from several news outlets, however, supermarkets and other stores in DKI Jakarta have taken the initiative to limit their operational hours.

(v) Limitation on Social and Cultural Activities

During PSBB, the Regulations prohibit all gatherings or meetings related to politics, sports, entertainment, and academic and cultural activities. Additionally, the Bogor PSBB Reg requires all attendees at certain exempted gatherings such as circumcisions in health facilities, weddings at the Religious Affairs Office/Registry Office and funerals to wear masks.

b. Transportation of People and Goods

The Bogor PSBB Reg provides specific transportation categories permitted during PSBB, while the Jakarta PSBB Reg provides that all movements are temporarily suspended except for activities to fulfill primary needs and other permitted activities. The permitted transportation categories in the Bogor PSBB Reg are as follows:

(i) Transport of goods which includes freight trucks for transporting medical, health, and sanitation supplies, primary needs, food and beverages, distribution of money, fuel and gas, and the distribution of industrial materials; freight trucks and buses for the distribution of packages; buses picking up industrial employees; and transportation to support defense and security activities.

(ii) Transport of people which includes private vehicles, public transportation by motorcycle and trains.

The number of people permitted inside private vehicles differs between the Regulations. The Jakarta PSBB Reg provides that private cars may not carry more than 50% of the vehicle's passenger capacity, while the Bogor PSBB Reg determines the passenger limit by vehicle type. A private sedan with a capacity of four people may only carry three people, while non-sedans with a capacity of more than four people may only carry four people.

The requirements that application-based motorcylces are only allowed to carry goods and public vehicles can carry only 50% of the vehicle's passenger capacity are the same in both Regulations.

c. Relief for Businesses during PSBB

The Jakarta PSBB Reg provides that incentives for businesses may take the form of reduction of regional tax and retribution, social aid for employees affected by PSBB, and other aid under the applicable laws and regulations. The Bogor PSBB Reg provides that incentives for businesses may take the form of abolishment of administrative sanctions such as interest on late payments or fines for failure to pay hotel taxes, restaurant taxes, entertainment taxes and/or parking taxes.

d. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

The Regulations call for active participation by neighborhoods to monitor and report the implementation of PSBB to local Task Forces.

e. Sanctions and Enforcement of PSBB

On sanctions, the Regulations refer to the applicable laws and regulations. Based on Law No. 6 of 2018 on Health Quarantine (August 7, 2018), every person shall adhere to and participate in the implementation of a health quarantine (e.g., PSBB). Failure to adhere to and participate in the implementation of a health quarantine and/or the obstruction of the quarantine resulting in a public health emergency shall be punishable by imprisonment for a maximum of one year and/or a maximum fine of one hundred million Rupiah.

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2020-05-21 14:48:45Z

Rabu, 20 Mei 2020

Bogor Green-Yellow COVID-19 Zones Allowed Eid Prayers in Mosque - English

Bogor Green-Yellow COVID-19 Zones Allowed Eid Prayers in Mosque - English

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Bogor Regency Government as well as the Bogor branch of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has agreed to allow Bogor residents living in green or yellow COVID-19 zones to conduct Eid al-Fitr prayers in neighborhood mosques.

"The Eid Al-Fitr Prayer can be conducted outside of homes by observing the requirements, and in areas where the community is homogeneous and the spread of the virus has been controlled, according to the information from the authorities," said Chief of the Bogor MUI, KH Ahmad Mukri Aji, in Bogor, West Java, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

According to Ahmad, this decision has allowed residents living in 203 Bogor villages categorized to be in the green or yellow COVID-19 zones to conduct prayers at the neighborhood mosques.

On the other hand, the 232 Bogor villages still categorized to be in COVID-19 red zones are required to conduct their prayers at home.

In spite of this, Ahmad stated that communities in green or yellow COVID-19 zones looking to conduct Eid al-Fitr prayers outside of home are still required to implement health protocols and maintain physical distance while praying, as well as encourage residents to carry their own prayer mat and wear face masks.

In addition, Bogor Regent Ade Yasin has further stipulated that the implementation of Eid al-Fitr prayers outside of home is only allowed at the neighborhood unit (RT) and neighborhood association (RW) levels; not at large mosques that could be visited by residents coming from COVID-19 red zones.

“That’s only (allowed) in small neighborhoods. This means that, if we let big mosques on the main roads (conduct Eid prayers), we worry that people outside of the neighborhood will come in there. But, for the small neighborhoods, we can utilize RT and RW working units to limit the entry (to the mosque),” said Ade, who is also chief of the Bogor Regency COVID-19 Task Force.

Information on the list of villages classified as red, yellow or green COVID-19 zones can be accessed through the official website of the Bogor COVID-19 Task Force,


2020-05-20 06:27:40Z

Bogor woman finds dead baby in her shopping bag - Coconuts

Bogor woman finds dead baby in her shopping bag - Coconuts

A woman in Bogor, West Java unknowingly brought home a shopping bag containing a dead baby, local police say, becoming the second person in Indonesia to receive such a horrifying shock in a matter of days.

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According to the police, on Sunday, the woman, who is identified as Aisyah, drove her motorcycle to shop for groceries at a market in Dramaga sub-district. Aisyah then hanged plastic bags containing her shopping on her motorcycle and drove home.

As she was sorting her shopping at home, Aisyah was shocked to find that one plastic bag contained the body of a dead female infant. Police believe that somebody deliberately hanged the plastic bag containing the baby onto Aisyah’s motorcycle at the market without her knowledge.

“[Aisyah] did not know who put the bag on her motorcycle,” Dramaga Police Crime Investigation Unit Head Ano Junaedi said.

Police say the baby was likely birthed the day before she was given to Aisyah.

Seven witnesses have been questioned regarding the incident, but police have yet to announce any meaningful developments in finding the culprit.

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2020-05-20 04:29:48Z

Rabu, 13 Mei 2020

Elephant Named Covid Born in Taman Safari Bogor - Indonesia Expat

Elephant Named Covid Born in Taman Safari Bogor - Indonesia Expat

Delivering some good news during the pandemic, Taman Safari, Bogor, West Java has announced the birth of an elephant, born on 28th April 2020 at 2:25am.

The male elephant has been named Covid, an apt name given for the calf, having been born during the outbreak of COVID-19. His mother, Nina, is 46 years old and his father, Kodir, around 44 years old, are both from Riau.

Vetinary nurses say that Covid is in a healthy and agile condition. “He is adorable. Covid occasionally approaches his parent,” said a nurse at Taman Safari.

Director of Taman Safari Indonesia Jansen Manansang said that the number of elephants in the Bogor Safari Park is currently 51.

“Success in breeding animals through the current conservation programmes has not only seen the birth of large mammals. There are some animals that have successfully been bred, among them is the rare King Kasturi bird,” said Jansen.

According to Jansen, the Bogor Safari Park is closed indefinitely due to the pandemic but they are still prioritising animal care. “Bogor Safari Park is open to offers of help or donations from everyone, especially animal lovers who want to help with animal conservation programmes,” said Jansen.

The Safari Park also held a #kitacintasatwa, or we love animals, programme that has been running since mid April 2020 on their Instagram account, @taman_safari. Donation can be made by transfer to 6801777811 (BCA) on behalf of PT Taman Safari Indonesia.


2020-05-13 10:03:00Z

Selasa, 12 Mei 2020

Jokowi Directly Inspects Social Assistance Distribution in Bogor - English

Jokowi Directly Inspects Social Assistance Distribution in Bogor - English

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo today morning, May 13, directly inspected the distribution of direct cash assistance or BLT to beneficiary families at the Juanda Post Office, Bogor, West Java.

Donning a white shirt and wearing a face mask, the president arrived at the location at around 8:30 a.m. and accompanied by Bogor Mayor Bima Arya.

“This morning, I want to ensure the cash assistance for the people,” said Jokowi at the site today. He observed that the distribution went well and all people neatly queued and wore face masks.

The aid was part of the government’s social assistance for communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funds amounted to Rp600,000 for each family for three months. The government targeted to provide it to nine million families.

Social Minister Juliari Batubara previously said the government had only held data for 7.8 million families eligible for the BLT program. “There are regions that have not yet submitted their data at some 1.2 million families. We are still waiting for the region’s reports,” Juliari said in an online press conference on Friday, May 8, 2020.

For the first phase, the social assistance had been channeled through Himbara accounts amounting to Rp471.2 billion with 785,000 beneficiaries. State-run postal company PT Pos Indonesia had also dispensed the aid to 1.8 million families.


2020-05-13 03:03:09Z

Bogor applied stringent health protocol during BLT disbursal: Jokowi - ANTARA English

Bogor applied stringent health protocol during BLT disbursal: Jokowi - ANTARA English

I want to ensure and review the distribution of cash transfer to the public. Today, I checked the process at the Bogor Post Office

Bogor, W Java (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) highlighted that the health protocol was diligently followed during the distribution of cash transfer (BLT) to beneficiaries in Bogor City, West Java.

"I want to ensure and review the distribution of cash transfer to the public. Today, I checked the process at the Bogor Post Office," Jokowi remarked after a visit to the Bogor Post Office located near the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Wednesday.

The president ensured that the health protocol was strictly applied during the distribution process.

"I can see that all has run well, and during the process, the people queued up, maintained physical distancing, wore masks, and cleaned their hands with sanitizer before collecting the money," he stated.

Jokowi reiterated the need to firmly apply the health protocol in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19.

The president, in a white shirt, arrived at the post office at around 8:30 a.m. local time in the company of Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara, and Bogor Mayor Bima Arya.

After 15 minutes of observing the distribution process, the head of state left the location for the Presidential Palace to lead a limited meeting.

The government has been implementing several safety net programs amid the COVID-19 outbreak, including the disbursement of BLT of Rp600 thousand per family on a monthly basis for a period of three months.

Under the program, special social assistance is also offered to the residents of Greater Jakarta (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi) area. The beneficiaries will receive staple food worth Rp600 thousand for each family per month for a duration of three months.

The government has also increased the beneficiaries of the Family Hope Program (PKH), from 9.2 million to 10 million families and beneficiaries of the Non-Cash Food Assistance program, from 15 million to 20 million families.
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2020-05-13 05:18:33Z

Senin, 11 Mei 2020

Bima Arya Preps Sanctions as PSBB Bogor to be Extended - English

Bima Arya Preps Sanctions as PSBB Bogor to be Extended - English

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Bogor administration was preparing regulations and sanctions in a bid to more strictly enforce the Large-Scale Social Restrictions or PSBB as it had officially proposed the third phase.

Mayor Bima Arya said the formation of rules and sanctions was being drafted by the city administration’s law agency and will be finalized soon. “It’s not complete yet, still being drafted,” Bima told Tempo on Monday, May 11.

According to him, the rules and sanctions will be issued in the form of Mayor Regulation or Perwali as a legal basis for law enforcers to implement the physical distancing order.

Bima pinned hope the policy will encourage the public to be more disciplined and raise public awareness on the risks of their movement during the pandemic. So the PSBB could be adopted optimally. 

Bogor Deputy Mayor Dedie Rachim said several sanctions to be included in the policy are social works, such as cleaning public facilities. The city administration, he added, was determined to avoid criminal sanctions.

“Sanctions are prepared to suppress violations of PSBB. We want non-criminal sanctions that have deterrent effects,” Dedie concluded.


2020-05-12 02:17:01Z

Bogor Set to Extend PSBB until After Eid al-Fitr - English

Bogor Set to Extend PSBB until After Eid al-Fitr - English

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Bogor Regency Government has decided to extend the Large Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) policy for 14 days, until May 26, or after the coming Eid al-Fitr.

“Based on the results of the regional leadership coordination forum (forkopimda), we have agreed to extend the PSBB, as we want to continually anticipate the movement of people in the Bogor Regency,” said spokesperson for the Bogor Regency COVID-19 Task Force, Syarifah Sofiah, in Bogor, on Monday, May 11, 2020.

With the second period of Bogor PSBB initially set to end on May 11, 2020, the third period of Bogor PSBB has been applied for by Regent Ade Yasin, along with other regional heads of the Bodebek (Bogor, Depok, Bekasi) area, to the Ministry of Health.

During the third Bogor PSBB period, the Bogor Regency Government is set to conduct COVID-19 swab tests and rapid tests more intensively.

“So, we want to be more optimal. Moreover, Eid al-Fitr will be coming shortly; if we do not extend the (PSBB period) public activity will surely increase. We need to anticipate that,” Syarifah explained.

In addition, the third Bogor PSBB period will also see officers on the streets supervising the enactment of the PSBB taking firmer actions against PSBB violators, as the regional government now has full authority to take action.

“We will also no longer be held up in carrying out sanctions, as we have been approved of by sanction holders,” Syarifah added.


2020-05-12 06:04:47Z

Three-month-old infant recovers from COVID-19 in Bogor District - ANTARA English

Three-month-old infant recovers from COVID-19 in Bogor District - ANTARA English

One COVID-19 confirmed patient, who has just recovered, is a three-month-old baby boy from Cibinong Sub-district.

Cibinong, Bogor, W Java (ANTARA) - A three-month-old infant recovered from the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Bogor District, West Java, after receiving intensive medical treatment at a local hospital.

"A COVID-19 confirmed patient, who has just recovered, is a three-month-old male infant from Cibinong Sub-district," Bogor District Head Ade Yasin noted in a written statement released on Monday.

The male infant was admitted to the Husodo Hospital in Cibinong, Bogor District, on April 7, 2020, after testing positive for COVID-19.

The baby recovering from the infection added to the total count of COVID-19 recoveries standing at 20, surpassing the number of deaths at 11.

The Bogor district government recorded a total of 153 COVID-19 confirmed cases as of Sunday night.

"In total, 153 people had tested positive for COVID-19, of which 20 recovered and 11 succumbed to the disease," she stated.

The district government also recorded 1,429 people under surveillance (ODPs) of which 1,113 completed the surveillance, and 1,264 patients under surveillance (PDP) of which 744 had completed the surveillance.

Yasin noted that 48 of the 744 PDPs, who had completed the surveillance, died before being subject to swab testing to determine whether they had tested positive or negative for the virus.

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2020-05-11 08:01:51Z

Sabtu, 09 Mei 2020

No new coronavirus case reported in Bogor in one week - ANTARA English

No new coronavirus case reported in Bogor in one week - ANTARA English

Hopefully, the decline in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bogor City would suggest a slow pace of COVID-19 transmission.

Bogor (ANTARA) - Bogor City in West Java has not registered any confirmed case of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the past week, a spokesperson said.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the city has remained at 93, and so has the death toll (14), spokesperson for Bogor City’s COVID-19 task force, Sri Nowo Retno, said in Bogor on Saturday. Retno is also chief of the Bogor City Health Office.

She said four people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered in the past week.

Accordingly, the number of positive COVID-19 patients being treated at hospitals has declined to 61 from 65, as of Saturday (May 9, 2020), she added.

"Hopefully, the decline in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bogor City would suggest a slow pace of COVID-19 transmission," she remarked.

However, the curve of patients under surveillance (PDPs) is still moving up, she noted.

The number of PDPs has risen by 55 to 295 in the past week from 240 earlier, she informed.

On Saturday alone, the number of PDPs increased by eight, while two patients died, and five others were discharged after making a complete recovery.

Retno said one PDP was admitted to the hospital on Saturday, taking the total to 107 patients.

The number of people under surveillance (ODPs) for COVID-19 has been recorded at 1,190 as of Thursday. Of the total, 1,085 ODPs have been monitored and 105 others are still being monitored, she revealed.

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2020-05-09 16:21:23Z

Indonesia reports 533 new COVID-19 cases, biggest in a day - CNA

Indonesia reports 533 new COVID-19 cases, biggest in a day - CNA

JAKARTA: Indonesia reported on Saturday (May 9) 533 new coronavirus infections, the biggest daily increase, taking the total number to 13,645, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.

Yurianto reported 16 more have died from the disease, taking the total number of death to 959, while 2,607 have recovered.

Nearly 108,700 people have been tested as of Saturday, he added, while urging Indonesians to continue obeying the stay-at-home order to prevent further spread of the virus.

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Indonesia is considering plans for a phased resumption of businesses from as early as Jun 1, with the easing of restrictions aimed at curbing the novel coronavirus, government documents showed, as earlier reported.

The proposals come as medical experts have criticised Indonesia for being slow to respond to the outbreak.

Shopping malls could reopen on Jun 8, with schools set to restart a week later, but only if new cases fall and testing targets are met, according to the plan set out in the document.

Beauty salons, cinemas and sport centres may be allowed to operate by Jun 15, with full reopening seen at the end of July or early August.

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2020-05-09 10:08:29Z

Senin, 04 Mei 2020

17-year-old flees Bogor home after being locked up, beaten by husband for 3 years - Jakarta Post

17-year-old flees Bogor home after being locked up, beaten by husband for 3 years - Jakarta Post

A 17-year-old woman from Rangkasbitung, Banten, fled her husband's rented house in Bogor, West Java, on Saturday. She said she had been locked up, starved and beaten for the last three years.

The woman, identified as SM, managed to flee the house by climbing out of the bathroom window and jumping to the ground below.

Once she was out, SM asked for help from her neighbors, who accompanied her to the local neighborhood unit head.

"She [SM] fled her house at about 4 p.m. on Saturday and asked residents for help. The residents took her to my house," Saban, the neighborhood unit head, told on Monday.

Saban said SM managed to flee the house because her husband, a 37-year-old bread seller identified as AA, was not home at the time. SM said she had been locked up in one of the house’s bedrooms and had been starved.

"When residents found her she was very pale and thin, and she also smelled really bad. We saw bruises and wounds on her temples," he said.  

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"He had been renting a house here for less than a year. AA never reported that he lived with his wife. We didn't have any suspicion whatsoever since he was very nice and friendly," Saban added.

He said SM told him that the couple had moved a lot over the last three years. "She said every time they moved, he always locked her up."

According to Saban, AA was considered a hard worker. He was also very polite and friendly to the neighbors. However, he noted that AA’s attitude changed after COVID-19 pandemic as he could no longer work as a bread seller.

Saban reported the incident to Parung Panjang Police.

"Residents gathered to capture AA, but he fled by motorcycle. Police officers ran after him. He stopped after police officers fired two warning shots," he said.

Parung Panjang Police chief Comr. Nundun Radiaman said his team was investigating the case. (nal)

2020-05-04 23:01:00Z

Three passengers of Bogor-Jakarta commuter line test positive for COVID-19 - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

Three passengers of Bogor-Jakarta commuter line test positive for COVID-19 - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

At least three passengers of the Greater Jakarta commuter line have tested positive for COVID-19 amid large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), raising concerns over transmission of the respiratory disease on public transportation.

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil wrote on his official Twitter page that three commuters who traveled to Jakarta from Bogor, West Java, tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

“Three of 325 passengers aboard the Bogor-Jakarta train that we tested using PCR [polymerase chain reaction] test swabs tested positive for COVID-19,” @ridwankamil tweeted on Sunday.

Ridwan said he was concerned about the PSBB not being effective enough, as packed trains could transport the virus to other areas.

“It means that crowded trains could move asymptomatic virus carriers [to other regions]. The PSBB could fail. We have reported the cases to the [COVID-19] task force and the Transportation Ministry,” he said.

Train operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) spokesperson Anne Purba confirmed that the company carried out swab tests on 325 passengers at Bogor Station in West Java last Monday. Of those tested, the results came back positive for three people, she said.

“The results are in line with what the West Java Governor said, that three people or less than 1 percent of [commuters] tested positive,” Anne said in a statement on Sunday, adding that the confirmed cases were asymptomatic.

Despite the low rate of infection among train passengers, the company would step up its efforts to enforce physical distancing among commuters, she said.

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KCI previously rolled out measures to prevent its customers from contracting COVID-19 by requiring that its passengers establish a “safe distance” from each other and cooperating with local police and military personnel to monitor 11 train stations, Anne said.

“KCI is open to collaboration with the West Java administration and related municipalities […] to maximize physical distancing efforts,” she added.

The number of commuter line passengers has plummeted 80 percent since Greater Jakarta imposed the PSBB. The company currently only serves up to 190 passengers per day in Bogor.

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2020-05-04 07:11:00Z