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Jakarta Post

No odd-even policy as restrictions extended

  • News Desk


Jakarta   /   Tue, November 10 2020   /  01:00 am
Numbers matter: Vehicles pass under a digital banner carrying information on the reimplementation of the odd-even plate policy on Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Sunday. The Jakarta administration reimplemented the policy on Monday, while fines for violations will start on Thursday.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

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...