Manokwari, Jubi – Director of the West Papua Regional General Hospital Arnold Tiniap said that no more COVID-19 patients had been treated at the hospital since the last week.
“There are no more COVID-19 patients with moderate to severe symptoms who are hospitalized within a week,” said Tiniap in Manokwari on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.
He said that currently, there were four mild COVID-19 cases in Manokwari so they were only self-isolating. “There are still four COVID-19 patients in Manokwari but with mild symptoms. They choose to self-isolate while reporting to the nearest health center,” Tiniap said.
Tiniap, who is also the spokesperson of the West Papua COVID-19 Task Force, asked the public not to be careless even though there was a trend of decreasing cases. He hoped that people would continue to comply with health protocols in doing their daily activities.
“The public should continue adhering to health protocols because COVID-19 is still around us,” said Tiniap.
He also said that throughout 13 regencies and cities in West Papua, there were still 16 active cases of COVID-19, most of them with mild cases. The patients come from eight regions, namely four people from Manokwari, Sorong City four people, Sorong Regency three people, Bintuni one person, Fakfak one person, Wondama one person, Kaimana one person, and South Sorong one person.
“While the other five regions have zero cases of COVID-19, namely Raja Ampat, South Manokwari, Tambrauw, Maybrat, and the Arfak Mountains,” Tiniap added.
Previously, West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan expressed his optimism that West Papua province would be free of COVID-19 cases by the end of this year.
“All of us are responsible for curbing the spread of COVID-19 to realize zero COVID-19 in West Papua at the end of 2021,” said the governor. (*)
Reporter: Hans Kapisa
Editor: Edho Sinaga