Worrying, Acehnese from the Green Zone Start Flocking to Medan
Concerningly, Acehnese residents from the Green Zone began flocking to Medan. Acting Mayor of Medan, Akhyar Nasution when giving a press statement regarding the Covid-19 outbreak in his area. Until June 5, 2020, all sub-districts in Medan have the red zone status.
"Medan City is currently congested, Acehnese are flocking to Medan after the designation of parts of Aceh as a green zone."
SERAMBINEWS.COM, BANDA ACEH, A shocking information was conveyed by one of the elements of the Emergency Operation Center Task Force for the Acceleration of the Covid-19 Aceh Handling about the flooding of Acehnese citizens from the green zone to Medan for various purposes.
This information was conveyed by Kamaruddin Andalah, an Aceh Government official who sat in the Operations Control Center (Pusdalops) Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling Aceh Covid-19.
"The city of Medan is currently congested, Acehnese are flocking to Medan after the establishment of parts of Aceh as a green zone, even though Medan is a red zone," Kamaruddin said.
Kamaruddin reminded, "This is a very dangerous phenomenon because the Acehnese pick up Covid-19 in Medan."
Kamaruddin confirmed this information. According to Kamaruddin, in general Acehnese citizens to Medan are traders for shopping needs.
As is known, the Central Government through the Covid-19 Task Force Team announced the latest information regarding productive and safe areas from the Covid-19 threat, Monday, June 8, 2020.
in an announcement delivered virtually by the Chair of the Covid-19 Handling Acceleration Task Force, Doni Monardo said, the change in the status of the area from the red to yellow zone.
As in Aceh, the Government of Aceh previously announced there were nine districts / cities included in the Covid-19 red zone and 14 districts / cities in the green zone.
regencies / cities that were previously included in the red zone are Banda Aceh, Pidie, Simeulue, Southwest Aceh, Aceh Tamiang, Lhokseumawe, Bener Meriah, Gayo Lues, and North Aceh.
while 14 districts / cities in the green zone are Pidie Jaya, Aceh Singkil, Bireuen, Aceh Jaya, Nagan Raya, Subulussalam, Southeast Aceh, Central Aceh, West Aceh, South Aceh, Sabang, Langsa, East Aceh, and Aceh Besar.
with the latest announcement, all areas that were previously red zones have turned yellow. "The determination was delivered by the Central Government, not the province," Assistant II of Aceh Regional Secretariat, T Ahmad Dadek, told Serambinews.