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10 February 2020

Despite the ‘Zero Case’ of Corona, IPC Tightens the entry of Chinese Ships

Jakarta, February 10, 2020 – To the moment, Tanjung Priok Port is still sterile from the spread of Corona Virus. Despite the 'zero cases' recorded, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) / IPC increased awareness and tightened procedures for handling the entry of cargo ships and passengers from abroad, particularly from China.


"Ships from China must be quarantined before entering the dock. The ship can only enter and carry out loading and unloading at the pier if there is certainty that the ship and its crew are sterile from Corona Virus,said IPC's Director of Operations, Prasetyadi, in Jakarta, Monday (2/10).


Based on data at the Tanjung Priok Port, there are usually an average of 20 ships from China per month, that entered and unloaded containers at the Tanjung Priok Port.


Prasetyadi explained, IPC continued to coordinate with the Port Health Office (KKP) and the Port Authority and Port Authority (KSOP) to anticipate the entry of Corona Virus through the port.


At the passenger terminal, monitoring using Thermal Detector is tightened, especially for passengers from China and countries that have Corona case records.


"We are very concerned about the spread of Corona Virus, and hope that this problem can be resolved soon."


Since last January, IPC required all frontline operational staff in all ports managed by IPC to wear N95 masks as standard masks for Corona Virus prevention.


"Indeed there are additional operational procedures in the field. But this must be done to reduce the risk of transmission, "he said.