The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta administration is extending the transitional period of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) for another 14 days, beginning Friday to Sept. 10.
Governor Anies Baswedan announced the extension through his Instagram account, urging the public to be more serious in following health protocols by limiting activity outside their homes, maintaining 1-2 meters between each other in a public setting and washing hands with soap regularly.
“To suppress various epidemiological indicators of the spread of COVID-19, [I hope that we] all keep our spirits up, keep reminding each other and follow the provisions of this transitional PSBB,” the Instagram post said Thursday.
Pengumuman dari @dkijakarta · · · Pemprov DKI Jakarta resmi perpanjang masa Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar (PSBB) Transisi Fase I di ibu kota selama 14 hari ke depan, berlaku mulai 28 Agustus - 10 September 2020. Untuk menekan berbagai indikator epidemilogi penyebaran COVID-19, teman-teman tetap semangat, saling mengingatkan dan menjalankan ketentuan PSBB Transisi ini. Yuk, lebih serius memastikan protokol kesehatan dijalankan dengan ketat. Tidak keluar rumah bila tidak diperlukan, seluruh tempat beroperasi dalam setengah kapasitas dan biasakan melakukan 3M: memakai masker, menjaga jarak 1-2 meter, dan mencuci tangan dengan sabun dan air mengalir. #JagaJakarta #JakartaTanggapCorona #HadapiBersama #PSBBJakarta #PSBBTransisi
The extension was the fifth after the capital first extended the PSBB from June 4 to July 16, dubbing it a "transitional" phase that would go along with the gradual reopening of the economy.
However, the capital, also the initial epicenter of the epidemic, has extended the transitional period a number of times as it continues to struggle to control COVID-19 transmission.
Jakarta recorded on Thursday an addition of 760 positive cases, bringing the total to 36,213 confirmed cases with more than 1,100 deaths and 28,000 recoveries.
The country itself recorded 162,884 positive cases with more than 7,000 deaths as of Thursday after seeing an all-time-high daily increase of 2,719 positive cases.