Surabaya: The Surabaya Municipal Legislative Council (DPRD) leadership criticized the city government for failing to break the chain of covid-19 the 14-day large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), ending Monday, May 11, 2020.
"We opine that the city government has no measurable roadmap (for handling the COVID-19 pandemic), so the curve of the covid-19 spread is still moving upward," Deputy Chairman of the Surabaya DPRD Laila Mufidah stated here on Monday, May 11, 2020.
If the city government were to have a clear and measurable roadmap in place, then the covid-19 cases in the East Java provincial capital would be handled more effectively, he remarked.
"The Surabaya city government should evaluate several aspects following the first phase of the PSBB, one of them being how to achieve the measurable target of PSBB," he noted.
The target may cover the number of samples tested and the number of PCR tests conducted, he remarked.
Moreover, the city government should monitor the extent to which the tracing of covid-19 spread has progressed, he stated.
The Surabaya city administration has increased the capacity of hospitals to treat patients having contracted covid-19 and prepared 265 hotel rooms for isolating people under surveillance (ODP).