Preventing Omicron, Jayapura City Tightens Ports – The Jayapura City Covid-19 Task Force (Satgas) has tightened port gates to prevent the entrance of a new variant of the Omicron virus into the Papuan capital.

One of them is by holding a joint Yustisia Operation led by the Deputy Chief of the Jayapura City Police, AKBP Supraptono and the Head of the Jayapura City Civil Service Police, Kompol Mukhsin Nengkeula.

According to Supraptono, this Yustisia Operation is a form of supervision of passengers on ships destined for Jayapura Port coming from Jakarta and the western big cities.

“We are carrying out surveillance and sweeping of passengers, especially those from outside Papua, because currently the spread of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus outside Papua, especially in the western region occurs,” said the former Waropen Police Chief, Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Based on the results of the antigen swab examination of 97 passengers on the Gunung Dempo Ship from outside Papua, the Covid-19 Task Force did not find any positive passengers.

“Previously there were 97 passengers who came from outside Papua and an antigen swab examination was carried out on them, all results were confirmed negative,” said Supraptono.

Supraptono added that similar operations will continue to be carried out in accordance with the Jayapura Mayor’s Instructions including operating hours, passengers entering from outside Papua and crowded places in Jayapura City.

“For (passengers) from within the Papua region, validation is carried out because they depart using the antigen results from their area of ‚Äč‚Äčorigin and are checked by the Port Quarantine officer,” said Supraptono.

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