July 13, 2020, 07.45 PM

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Jakarta’s Covid-19 cases have once again broken records in daily infection rates as poor public compliance with health protocols appears to have fueled the spread of the coronavirus in the city.

Jakarta’s daily Covid-19 infection numbers reached 344, 359, and 404 on July 8, 11, and 12 respectively.

The capital city’s cumulative number of Covid-19 cases has reached 14,361 as of July 12.

Read also: The Price of Making a Living: 16pct of Jakarta Residents Open to Getting Covid-19

The Jakarta provincial government has increased the PCR testing capacity at its Covid-19 satellite laboratories.

Pandu Riono, epidemiologist at the Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia, said the spike in Jakarta’s Covid-19 cases is caused by poor public compliance with Covid-19 health protocols.

Pandu highlighted the three key Covid-19 health protocols which must be followed by the Indonesian public.

Read also: Jakarta Governor to Sharpen Focus of Scrutiny Ahead of New Normal

The first is to wear a mask, second is to observe physical distancing, and the third is to wash one’s hands with soap or hand sanitizer. In Jakarta, the three health protocols are known as 3M.

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