It has been seven months since Indonesia announced the first COVID-19 case in the country, and now the total number of cases has surpassed 300,000, with deaths reaching 11,151 as of Sunday. Despite this, the government is moving ahead with its plan to hold regional elections on Dec. 9.
Experts have warned that the regional elections threaten to derail any progress made in fighting the pandemic, with new daily cases constantly hovering around 4,000 since Sept. 29.
In Jakarta, self-isolation centers across the capital have started to fill up as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. Meanwhile, the city administration has commenced work for new burial areas in Pondok Ranggon, East Jakarta. (dio)