"We want all self-isolating residents to be transparent about their health condition and situation they are facing," Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said here Friday.
By maintaining the principle of transparency, those with COVID-19 symptoms who are currently conducting self-isolation at home could easily be monitored and assisted by the authorities through their RT heads, he said.
Instead, it would be difficult for the authorities to monitor the self-isolating COVID-19 patients if they intended to keep their true health conditions a secret, he said.
It would be more difficult to monitor the condition of those conducting self-isolation at home, though the authorities had coordinated with local public health centers, RT heads, and the patients' families.
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Therefore, Patria reiterated his request for self-isolating residents to report their health condition and situation transparently and honestly to the COVID-19 Task Force and their RT heads.
As of Friday, there have been 184 centralized self-isolation sites that are able to accommodate 26,134 patients in Jakarta. The government provides them with all needed facilities, including medicines, vitamins, and doctors.
According to citizen reporting platform LaporCovid-19, there had been 1,161 deaths related to residents conducting self-isolation outside hospitals in Jakarta.
The deaths were counted from June 2021based upon data released by the Jakarta administration. Some 403 of the 1,161 self-isolating residents who succumbed to the coronavirus were from East Jakarta.
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The remaining number of deaths was contributed by South Jakarta (290), North Jakarta (207), Central Jakarta (162), and West Jakarta (156), LaporCovid-19 reported.
Jakarta has experienced the COVID-19 surge over the past few weeks, but Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said early this week that the critical condition in the capital city had shown signs of easing, with daily active cases declining.
Apart from the improving development, he urged local residents to maintain the positive momentum by consistently complying with the government's health protocols.
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