Jakarta: The National Covid-19 Task Force on Wednesday confirmed 3,963 new covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed covid-19 cases across Indonesia to 228,993.
Based on data from the Indonesian Ministry of Health, from Tuesday noon to Wednesday noon, the total number of confirmed covid-19 recoveries was up by 3,036 to 164,101. Meanwhile, in the past 24 hours, the total number of confirmed covid-19 deaths was up by 135 to 9,100.
On Tuesday, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) ordered several ministers to collaborate and closely monitor the latest covid-19 mitigation measures in nine provinces.
The nine provinces are Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, North Sumatra, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Papua, and Bali.
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan, Head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Doni Monardo, and Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto are among the ministers who are assigned to monitor the development of covid-19 in these provinces.
In addition, the president also instructed that the target should be met in two weeks.