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Jakarta Post

Anies warns Jakarta could see 20,000 active cases by November

  • News Desk


Jakarta   /   Sat, September 26 2020   /  01:00 am
Members of government's joint team for COVID-19 operation called Operasi Yustisi promote health protocols to passersby in Pesanggrahan, South Jakarta on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

As the Jakarta administration extends large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) for another two weeks, Governor Anies Baswedan has claimed that without the policy, the capital city would see 20,000 active COVID-19 cases by November. "Without stricter restrictions and with the current testing rate, we estimate that Jakarta would see 2,000 daily new cases by mid-October and 20,000 active cases by November," Anies said in a statement on Thursday, as reported by Anies previously said the capital had seen a decline in active cases since it reimposed strict PSBB on Sept. 14. In the first 12 days of September, he said, Jakarta had recorded a 49 percent spike in new COVID-19 cases – 3,864 additional patients. In the 12 days after the implementation of strict PSBB, the city managed to bring down the growth to 12 percent – 1,453 additional cases. "...