Detiktoday.com – East Java has the largest area among 6 provinces in Java, and has the second largest population in Indonesia after West Java.
East Java is bordered by the Java Sea to the north, the Bali Strait to the east, the Indian Ocean to the south, and Central Java Province to the west.
The East Java region also includes Madura Island, Bawean Island, Kangean Island and a number of small islands in the Java Sea (Masalembu Islands), and Indian Ocean (Sempu Island, and Nusa Barung).
East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa said, the remaining six regions that bear the status of the red zone or a high risk of the spread of Covid-19 on Thursday (07/16/2020).
The red zone area is the City of Surabaya, Gresik Regency, Sidoarjo Regency, Mojokerto Regency, Mojokerto City, and Bojonegoro Regency “Thank God now the red zone lives in only six regions,” Khofifah said after the inauguration of the Center for Service, Education and Research in Communicable Diseases, Dr. Soetomo General Hospital , Surabaya, Friday (7/17/2020).
The East Java Provincial Government, he said, had sought to accelerate the handling of the Covid-19 case. He hopes that the effort will provide better results. “Areas with red zones quickly turn orange, orange ones quickly turn yellow, and yellow ones turn green,” Khofifah said.
Although the Covid-19 case in East Java began to improve, Khofifah asked the public to remain disciplined in implementing health protocols. Public discipline, he said, was the most effective prevention effort before the Covid-19 vaccine was discovered. “Wearing a mask, keeping a distance and washing your hands with running water must still be maintained,” Khofifah said.
Based on the East Java Counsel-19 page, most areas in East Java have an orange status or are at risk of being spread by Covid-19. A total of 29 regions bearing the orange zone status.
There are three regions that bear the status of the yellow zone, namely Bondowoso, Banyuwangi, and Madiun. A total of 17,549 positive cases of Covid-19 were recorded in East Java until Thursday (07/16/2020). In detail, 8,310 patients recovered, 1,352 died, and 7,981 patients recovered.
While the number of positive cases of Covid-19 in the six red zones of Covid-19 in East Java was Surabaya with 7,431 cases, Sidoarjo with 2,565 cases, and Gresik with 1,322 cases. Then, Mojokerto District had 348 cases, Bojonegoro had 217 cases, and Mojokerto City had 160 cases.