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Kamis, 03 September 2020

Curfews will do little to stop case surge: Experts - Jakarta Post

Curfews will do little to stop case surge: Experts - Jakarta Post

Experts have expressed skepticism about whether the curfews imposed in Bogor and Depok in West Java will be effective in curbing the rapid transmission of COVID-19 in the two cities. The Bogor and Depok administrations began imposing curfews last week, requiring places like supermarkets, restaurants and malls to close at 6 p.m. and prohibiting outdoor activities after 8 p.m. Both cities have begun to see spikes in COVID-19 cases, with 61 new confirmed cases recorded in Depok city and around 60 recorded in Bogor regency and Bogor city on Tuesday. Bogor and Depok cities are currently categorized as high-risk, or red zones, with high rates of transmission, while Bogor regency is categorized as a medium-risk or orange zone. Berry Juliandi, secretary-general of the Indonesian Young Academy of Science (ALMI) and IPB University biologist, expressed doubt about the effectiveness...



2020-09-03 18:00:00Z
https://www.thejakartapost.com/paper/2020/09/03/curfews-will-do-little-to-stop-case-surge-experts.html

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