Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan extends the transition period of "new normal" from July 3 to July 16 - Photo by TheInsiderStories

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan extends the transition period of “new normal” from July 3 to July 16. The transition period was extended after the provincial government saw the positive cases number still high.

“The conclusion at the task force meeting that all activities are still 50 percent of normal capacity and will be continued for the next 14 days. We will evaluate again after we get the latest developments,” he told the press through a video conference on Wednesday (07/01).

COVID-19 cases were first detected in Jakarta on March 3, 2020. Since then, the number of positive cases has increased and decided to implement the large-scale social distancing on April 10. Since the first implementation, Baswedan has twice extended the policy.

The last restriction ended on June 4. After that, he decided to extend the transition period until July, 2. This PSBB became the transition period PSBB towards new normal in Jakarta. The latest transition period which will end tomorrow and then be extended for 14 days.

Today, the task Force for COVID-19 responses reported the positive cases in Indonesia rose to 57,770 after adding 1,385 people. Death toll jumped to 2,876 and recovered number climbed to 24,806. The accumulation data is taken from 21,738 specimen and so far has been tested 825,636.

According to the spokesperson, Achmad Yurianto, the number of examined per day is 15,000 and the cumulative number was reached 492,318. He said, Jakarta reported 217 new cases and 168 people recovered and East Java reported 185 new cases and 187 recovered.

“Then Central Java reported 173 new cases with 100 recovered. North Maluku today reported an additional 147 cases with 7 recovered cases. South Sulawesi has 130 cases with 52 recovering, “he added.

The data for the top 5 provinces with the most cumulative positive cases are starting from East Java 12,321, Jakarta 11,637, South Sulawesi 5,214, Central Java 4,006 and West Java 3,276.

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