Jakarta:Many Jakartans have begun understanding the importance of staying at home to contain the spread of covid-19 as the police in this Indonesian capital city continue their patrols at night to call on those hanging out to go home.
"The number of people hanging out at night has declined compared to those on previous days. They may have begun understanding the situation they are facing," Jakarta Metropolitan Police Spokesman Sen.Coms.Yusri Yunus told ANTARA on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Over the past few days, the city police intensified joined patrols at certain places frequently used for hangouts, including Bulungan, Melawai, Blok M, Kemang, Pejaten, Mampang Prapatan, and Gajah Mada. The police still found many people hanging out there.
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However, on Monday night, they found a different situation because the number of people hanging out there had drastically decreased compared to that on the previous days.
Jakarta is one of the cities in Indonesia which have severely suffered from the covid-19 outbreak because the death toll from this virus in the city is the highest across Indonesia.
As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, there were 686 confirmed covid-19 cases in Indonesia, and 424 of them were in Jakarta. The death toll from this virus reached 55, and Jakarta contributed 31 to the fatalities. (Antara)