"We will monitor the mobility of the population and control it, so that there is no transmission, both from outside to Jakarta and vice versa. Hence, it is necessary for us, especially families in Jakarta, to refrain from holidaying outside home, especially out of Jakarta," he noted in a statement here on Monday.
The transitional PSBB was extended on the basis of no sign of a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases since mid-November 2020.
Based on data compiled by the Jakarta Provincial Health Office, the percentage of total number of confirmed cases has shown an upward trend over the past four weeks.
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As of December 20, 2020, Jakarta's confirmed case tally stood at 163,111, an increase of 13.3 percent as compared to the previous two weeks, at 143,961 cases, on December 6.
The transitional PSBB measures was extended as a precautionary measure against a spike in cases during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, on account of the fact that a rise in cases too occurred in the previous holidays.
Family and office clusters are still listed as the two largest clusters to have contributed to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Jakarta.
During the Dec 7-13 period, 3,821 additional positive cases were reported in the family cluster and 313 cases in the office cluster. On Sunday, Indonesia reported 6,982 fresh COVID-19 cases over a 24-hour period, thereby bringing the total case tally to 664,930 since the country announced its first infections on March 2, 2020.
The Health Ministry’s data announced by the National Task Force for COVID-19 Handling indicated that the number of recoveries climbed by 5,551 in the 24-hour period, taking the total recovery count to 541,811.
The country also registered 221 nationwide fatalities, which brought the death toll to 19,880.
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