COVID-19 Mitigation Program in Penjaringan, North Jakarta

A woman wearing a face mask is washing a child's face.

Penjaringan Village in North Jakarta is highly exposed to COVID-19 outbreak due to its high-density population at 7,500 people/km2 with high mobility. This slum area with high poverty rate and poor public facilities is listed in the Red Zone of COVID-19. Working together with NGO partner Mercy Corps Indonesia, Bayer conducted mitigation program with three main activities of COVID-19 public awareness and educational campaign, construction of communal hand washing stations and distribution of vitamin and analgesic to the community. The intervention has benefited 9,700 families or 70% of the whole population in Penjaringan.