KOMPAS.com – An earthquake greeted Indonesians in West Java on Sunday, while new Covid-19 cases totaling 3,732 people preceded the start of a long holiday.
Indonesia has yet to catch a break in its battle against the coronavirus as the number of infections continue to range in the thousands daily.
Central and regional government leaders have publicly reminded Indonesians to respect Covid-19 health protocols before next week’s long holiday starting on Wednesday.
The national caseload stands at 389,712, with 13,299 deaths and 313,764 recovery cases as of October 25.
An additional burden that hit Indonesia was a 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Pangandaran, West Java which caused damages to homes in six regencies.
No casualties have been reported as residents of the houses damaged were outdoors when the quake jolted the areas.
More important news happening in Indonesia on Sunday are highlighted below:
1. Partial Lockdown in Jakarta Extended Anew until Nov. 8
Large-scale social distancing or PSBB in Jakarta has once again been extended for another two weeks or until November 8.
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan made the call to extend the duration of the capital city’s partial lockdown based on Jakarta Raya Governor Decree Number 1020 Year 2020.