Jakarta: The Jakarta provincial government has decided to extend the micro-scale activity restrictions (PPKM) until May 17.
This policy aims to tackle the spread of covid-19 ahead of Eid al-Fitr holiday in the country.
The data provided by Jakarta's Public Health Office showed an increase in active cases these past two weeks. The number of active cases incresed from 6.884 on April 19 to 7.020 on May 3.
However, The head of Jakarta Public Health Office Widyastuti explained that the situation is still in
control. She added that the availability of isolation rooms and intensive care unit (ICU) rooms in Jakarta is
"On April 18, the number of isolated beds are 7.087 units. 2,691 units or 38 percent of capacity are filled. Whereas on May 3, the number of beds available are 6.735 units. 2.385 units or 35 percent of the capacity are filled," said Widyastuti in a written statement on Monday.
The Jakarta provincial government continues to remind its people to strictly follow health protocols. (Translator:Natasha Celia)