New precautions

07 Sep 2020 / Tanjung Priok, Indonesia

Indonesia’s Ministry of Health has issued new instructions for crew on vessels calling at the port of Tanjung Priok, as follows:

  1. Every crew member who will start their task on a ship is required to validate the RDT (Rapid Diagnostic Test) or PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) certificate before joining the ship, minimum 1 day before ship’s departure. This is to avoid close contact with the crew on the ship if the result is reactive/positive.

  2. If the RDT result is reactive, crew member must do the PCR test, not join the ship and self-isolate for 14 days, or until the PCR result is negative.

  3. If the PCR result is positive, crew member must treated with the help of Covid19 Handling Task Force.

  4. If the crew member is already on the ship and just checked the RDT, and the result is reactive, there will be PCR test for all crew members who have contact, and the ship will be disinfected. Before the PCR result is issued, the ship will be quarantined.
  5. To avoid this disease, there are several things need to be considered, as follows:
    a. Using PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as masks for officers who have a high risk of contact with sufferers who are asymptomatic.
    b. Always to keep healthy and clean such as close the nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, washing hands with soap, not exchanging drinking bottles, maintaining immune condition.
    c. If you have fever, cough, shortness of breath, contact health officer immediately.
    d. The traveler to an infected area is encouraged to pay attention to the spread of this disease, to avoid places where the disease is infected, and avoid direct contact with people who have fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

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