JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s Covid-19 numbers has totaled over two million people, after the country set a new record for cases over the past 24 hours with 14,536.
The Jakarta Metropolitan Police have blocked off 10 roads near known nightlife spots from 9 am to 4 am, in a bid to control Covid-19 transmission by limiting the comings and goings of the public.
Indonesia’s Covid-19 Cases Surge Past the 2 Million Mark
Indonesia’s Covid-19 Task Force noted that the number of cases stands at 2,004,445 people over a 24-hour period to Monday, June 21.
“The daily number of cases reached 14,536, which is the highest to be detected over a 24 hour period since President Joko Widodo confirmed the first [Covid-19] case on March 2, 2020 ,” the Task Force said. The daily case number broke the previous number of 14,518 on January 30.
“294 people died [of Covid-19], bringing the number of fatalities up to 54,956, while active cases stands at 147,728. The number of Covid-19 patients who recovered stands at 1,801,7761.”
On his part, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo vowed to step up Micro-Scale Restriction of Community Activities [PPKM], and mass vaccinations.
“We have vaccinated an average of 716 thousand people on a daily basis. We are targeting one million vaccinations against Covid-19 to reach herd immunity against the pandemic.”
He reminded the country that the best defense against Covid-19 is still compliance with health protocols, such as wearing masks, washing hands, and maintaining social distancing.
The Task Force confirmed that Covid-19 has been detected in 99 percent of Indonesia.
Jakarta Metropolitan Police to Seal Off 10 Thoroughfares
The Jakarta Metropolitan Police will seal off 10 roads in the capital, as the number of Covid-19 cases stood at 5,582 last Sunday, up from 4,895 the day before.