Of the 35 regions in Central Java, 25 of them are in the Corona red zone. The Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo, ordered lockdown RT level. The number reaches 7,000 RT.
The 25 areas that are now included in the red zone are Grobogan, Demak, Jepara, Semarang City, Pati Regency, Pemalang, Pekalongan Regency, Sragen, Kebumen, Rembang, Wonogiri, Brebes, Kendal, Batang, Semarang Regency, Karanganyar, Purworejo, Kudus, Blora , Pekalongan City, Banjarnegara Regency, Cilacap, Tegal Regency, Sukoharjo, Magelang Regency.
“Using our data, it turns out that there are 25 regencies/cities. So this is serious. I say that the RT is red. This is a red zone in the context of the Regency, yes, although at the village level there are still many green ones, but we don’t want to take the risk,” said Ganjar after COVID-19 handling meeting in his office, Monday (28/6).
Ganjar explained that the highest active case until Monday was still in Kudus Regency. Meanwhile, the highest number of new cases was in Kendal Regency.
“But the highest active cases are still Kudus 1,694, Kendal 1,611, Semarang City 1,510, Kebumen 1,024, Sragen 907,” said Ganjar.
“Kendal has the highest number of new cases at 164, Kebumen 161, Semarang Regency 98, Semarang City 94, and Batang 69,” he said.
7,000 RT neighborhoods ordered to lock down
Currently, Ganjar is preparing official instructions for regencies/cities in handling Corona. One of Ganjar’s instructions is to do lockdown micro level RT if the RT has entered the red zone.
“In the past 5,700, there were already more than 7,000 RTs in the red zone. So I ask to lockdown, later the security of Mr. Babin, Mrs. Babin will help,” he said.
Actually instructions for lockdown micro has been stated in the previous Circular of the Governor of Central Java and has indeed been carried out by several regions. However, because according to him, there are still several regions that have different rules regarding handling Corona, instructions are made.
“Then I will send special instructions. Yesterday it was just a circular, it seems that only the circular is not optimal. So now I issue orders, instructions. Hopefully later (yesterday) evening the instructions will be ready and I will distribute them immediately,” he explained.
Ganjar mentions lockdown RT is guerrilla because for lockdown According to him, the provincial level region needs the cohesiveness of all of Java.
“I believe that restrictions cannot be government territory, it should be a compact island. So if mobility is really reduced, let’s stop, maybe it is necessary to stop it, then we will guerrilla from below at least in our RT lockdown, “he said.