National Police Launches Quarantine Monitoring App
In a bid to prevent the entry of new variants of COVID-19, especially the Omicron variant, the Indonesian National Police (Polri) has launched Precision Quarantine Monitoring app.
“The app is our follow-up to President Jokowi’s directives to carry out a stricter supervision, especially for travelers returning from abroad and must undergo a quarantine,” Chief of the National Police General Listyo Sigit Prabowo said at the app launching at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten, Thursday (01/06).
The app provides statistics and distance radius of the users so quarantine officers can track the position of travelers returning from abroad who must undergo a mandatory quarantine. The officers will be notified through the app if they are outside the radius of quarantine location.
“The app is developed in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Ministry of Law and Human Rights to easily and strictly monitor travelers returning from abroad at the [state’s] entry points,” Sigit said.
The app will be used at nine entry points, namely Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Banten province; Juanda Airport, East Java province; Sam Ratulangi Airport, North Sulawesi province; Batam Port and Tanjungpinang Port, Riau Islands province; Nunukan Port, North Kalimantan province; Cross-border Post (PLBN) Aruk and PLBN Entikong, West Kalimantan province and PLBN Motaain, East Nusa Tenggara province.
Chief of the National Police also stated that tightening control at entry points is pivotal to prevent the Delta and Omicron variants from spreading in the country. (PR of Ministry of Health/PR of National Police/UN) (GWH/MMB)