A family that has tested positive for COVID-19 previously attended mass Idul Fitri prayers at the Al Muhajirin Mosque in the Perumnas 1 housing complex in Bekasi, West Java, on Sunday.
Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi confirmed the report, saying they had been picked up by medical workers the following day to be isolated at a hospital in the city. However, he did not reveal the name of the hospital nor the exact number of family members.
"It's true. The mother, identified as K, was the first one [to test positive for the virus],” Rahmat said on Tuesday as reported by kompas.com.
The mayor, however, insisted that the family, along with all participants of the Idul Fitri mass prayers in Bekasi, had followed the required health protocols during the religious gathering, making it unlikely that they had spread the illness to others.
"They wore masks," he added.
The Bekasi administration allowed mosques within 51 subdistricts categorized as "green zones" to hold Idul Fitri prayers.
Authorities required all prayer participants to follow precautionary measures, including wearing masks and maintaining a distance of 1.5 meters from others.(vny)Artikel Asli