The Jakarta administration has extended the transitional period of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) for another 14 days start- ing Monday until Nov. 22, as efforts to slow the spread of COV- ID-19 in the capital continue.
The city claimed COVID-19 transmission had declined 55 percent within the last 14 days. It recorded 12,481 new active cases on Oct. 24, but the number dropped to 8,026 cases on Nov. 7.
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said the administration would only pull the emergency brake by reimposing the full- fledged PSBB if the city saw a surge in COVID-19 infections so significant that it could cripple the healthcare system.
The capital previously returned to full PSBB on Sept. 14 after health authorities recorded a surge in new active COVID-19 cases.
The Jakarta administration relaxed the restrictions on Oct. 12 despite tallying more...