Jakarta: Indonesia's Covid-19 Handling Task Force today recorded 15,308 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 2,033,421.
From Tuesday noon until Wednesday noon, the total number of recovered coronavirus patients in the country increased by 7,167 to 1,817,303.
In the past 24 hours, Indonesia's official covid-19 death toll was up by 303 to 55,594.
Following a spike in covid-19 cases in various regions, the Government has formulated a number of policies aimed to limit people’s mobility and interaction, particularly in red zone areas to curb the virus transmission.
One of the efforts is by extending the implementation of micro-scale public activity restrictions (PPKM Mikro) for two weeks, starting from June 22 to July 5 by limiting the movement of people by 75-100 percent in red zone areas.
Moreover, the Ministry of Health, supported by the Indonesian National Defense Force (TNI), the National Police (Polri), and regional governments, will continue to increase the speed of vaccine inoculation.
Once the vaccination target of 700 thousand doses per day is achieved this month, the speed will be increased to 1 million doses per day starting next month in line with the relaxation of criteria limits and the age of vaccine recipients of above 18 years old.