"Hence, those holding worker registration certificates need not apply for another STRP," Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria stated on his Instagram account @arizapatria that ANTARA quoted here, Wednesday.
The Jakarta administrative areas are categorized as Level 4 under the government's policy on the enforcement of public activity restrictions as stipulated in the Home Minister's Instruction No.22 of 2021, he explained.
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To flatten the COVID-19 curve amid a life-threatening growth of the more contagious Delta variant, the Indonesian government has imposed the emergency public activity restrictions or "PPKM Darurat" from July 3 to July 20.
During the enforcement of the so-called "PPKM Darurat" in the islands of Java and Bali, those working for essential sectors are allowed to commute to and from Jakarta as long as they had STRPs.
President Joko Widodo, on Tuesday evening, echoed the government’s pledge to relax the enforcement of PPKM from July 26, as the COVID-19 curve has begun showing a downward trend.
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ANTARA reported earlier that as of Tuesday, at 10 a.m. local time, Jakarta's recovery rate was recorded at 652,242 after 12,071 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours.
According to the provincial government's website corona.jakarta.go.id, the recovery rate in Jakarta had reached 86.1 percent and the mortality rate at 1.4 percent.
Meanwhile, the number of active cases, or patients receiving treatment and conducting self-isolation, declined by 6,123 on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative number of active cases to 94,673.
With 265 patients succumbing to the infection as of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the COVID-19 death toll in the capital had reached 10,610, while the number of COVID-19 positive cases rose by 6,213, taking the total tally to 757,525.
The exponential increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Jakarta has fueled a high demand for oxygen cylinders for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized at hospitals and other health facilities.
Due to the exponentially rising demand for medical oxygen, Ahmad Riza Patria had also made an earnest request to the city's residents to desist from hoarding or stockpiling oxygen cylinders at home unless and until there is a dire requirement.
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