Commuter line users decline on second day of PPKM

Commuter line users decline on second day of PPKM

Electric trains ply on double tracks in Bojonggegde area, Bogor district, West Java on May 31, 2021. (ANTARA FOTO/YULIUS SATRIA WIJAYA)

The number of commuter line users has fallen along with the declining number of people using public transport mode to carry out outdoor activities.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The number of people using the commuter line in Jakarta fell on Wednesday, the second day of public movement restrictions (PPKM), according to PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KAI Commuter).

 

"The number of commuter line users has fallen along with the declining number of people using public transport mode to carry out outdoor activities," vice president and corporate secretary of KAI Commuter, Anne Purba, said in a written statement released on Wednesday.

 

KAI Commuter recorded 125 thousand commuter line users as of 9 a.m. local time on Wednesday, down 4 percent compared to 130,150 the previous day.


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Several major stations, including Bojonggdede, Citayam, Bogor, and Bekasi, witnessed a decline in the number of commuter line users.

 

Jakarta has enforced stricter micro-scale public movement restrictions (PPKM) to stem coronavirus transmission amid a surge in cases over the last few weeks.

 

The capital city added 5,014 new cases in a single day on June 21, 2021, pushing the total tally to 479,043 cases. It recorded 5,582 cases on June 20, 2021 and 4,895 cases on June 19, 2021, a drastic jump from 856 new cases on May 21, 2021.

 

As of June 21, 2021, as many as 32,060 Jakartans were undergoing treatment or isolation after contracting the infection, while 71 people had succumbed to it, taking the death toll to 7,976.

 

The COVID-19 recovery rate remained high at 95.4 percent, while the mortality rate was recorded at 1.7 percent. (INE)


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