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Jakarta Post

Gedung Sate, Undip on lockdown upon COVID-19 cases, death

  • Arya Dipa and Suherdjoko


Bandung/Semarang   /   Sat, August 1 2020   /  01:00 am
Gedung Sate heritage building in Bandung, West Java.(Shutterstock/File)

Authorities have put the West Java gubernatorial office, Gedung Sate, in Bandung as well as Diponegoro University’s (Undip) Law School in Semarang, Central Java, on lockdown following the emergence of COVID-19 cases in the two institutions. West Java secretary Setiawan Wangsaatmaja said at least 40 of 1,260 employees working at Gedung Sate had tested positive for COVID-19 during recent swab testing. “We found the cases through swab tests conducted on three consecutive days from July 26 to 28,” Setiawan told journalists during a teleconference. In response to the discovery, the West Java administration suspended all operations at Gedung Sate on Thursday and imposed a work-from-home policy for all employees for the next two weeks. West Java’s iconic building had reopened to the public after authorities revoked the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) i...