Environmental Factors and Use of Protective Personal Equipment for the Prevention of Covid-19 in 3 Large Cities in Indonesia (Jakarta, Surabaya and Makassar)

Authors

  • Anwar Mallongi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1511

Keywords:

Personal Protective Equipment, Covid-19, Preventing transmission

Abstract

In Indonesia, data from May 19, 2020 showed confirmed cases of 18,496 and 1,221 deaths. Data as of May

18, 2020, DKI Jakarta became the province with the highest cases in Indonesia, reaching 6,059 cases. The

other highest case is Surabaya City, East Java Province which ranks second, with 2,296 cases. In addition,

South Sulawesi Province became the province with the highest cases outside Java, amounting to 1,064 as

of 19 May 2020. SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted mainly through droplets, therefore PPE (Personal Protective

Equipment) is one of the most effective methods of preventing transmission. The method in this research is

a qualitative method with a case study approach model. The approach model focuses on gathering various

information from several sources such as documents, field surveys, observations, interviews, and detailed

recordings. Data collection was carried out based on the number of cases infected in 3 major cities of

Indonesia (Jakarta, Surabaya and Makassar).The results showed COVID-19 cases in Jakarta, Surabaya and

Makassar continued to experience an increase in cases every day. As of March 3-April 19, 2020 confirmed

3033 cases in Jakarta, in Makassar City as many as 453 confirmed cases from March 3-April 25 2020. In

Surabaya City there were 392 confirmed cases from March 23-April 28, 2020. Increasing the number of

positive cases, in three big cities Makassar, Surabaya and Jakarta because there are still many people who do

not follow government regulations related to social distancing. The COVID-19 transmission pathways are

breathing and contact, therefore proper use of PPE will be able to prevent the transmission of Cov-2 SARS.

However, the availability of PPE sometimes becomes a barrier because strategies are needed to facilitate the

availability of PPE

Author Biography

Anwar Mallongi

Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Anwar Mallongi. (2020). Environmental Factors and Use of Protective Personal Equipment for the Prevention of Covid-19 in 3 Large Cities in Indonesia (Jakarta, Surabaya and Makassar). Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 876-881. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1511