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West Java extends PSBB in Bodebek to October 27

  • Alya Nurbaiti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 30, 2020   /   05:37 pm
West Java extends PSBB in Bodebek to October 27 Lung specialist Koko Harnoko (right) examines a COVID-19 patient at a ward in Bogor General Hospital in the city of Bogor, West Java on Sept. 7, 2020. The West Java administration has extended large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Bogor, Depok and Bekasi (Bodebek) until Oct. 27. (AFP/ADEK BERRY )

The West Java administration has extended large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Bogor, Depok and Bekasi (Bodebek) until Oct. 27.

West Java COVID-19 task force secretary Daud Achmad said that according to the governor’s decree on the PSBB extension, the regional head of the Bodebek region could implement the PSBB proportionally depending on the risk status of each region.

"The PSBB can be proportionally adjusted to regional vigilance at the district, subdistrict and village levels in the form of micro-scale social restrictions (PSBM)," said Daud in a written statement on Wednesday.

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Daud went on to say that the PSBB extension in Jakarta’s satellite cities was aligned with Jakarta’s decision to extend its PSBB to Oct. 11. Besides, he said, an extended PSBB was needed as Bodebek had contributed significantly to West Java's daily spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases.

According to West Java COVID-19 Coordination and Information Center data on Tuesday, the Bodebek region has seen 3,212 more confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past seven days.

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has also issued another governor’s decree to extend the implementation of the Adaptation of New Habits (AKB) in the province, except for the Bodebek region, until Oct. 24.

During the AKB, people in the 22 cities and regencies in West Java must adhere to the health protocols to curb the transmission of the coronavirus.