TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan appealed to residents to stay at home and not leave their houses if not for emergencies. Moreover, in the first week of the extended enforcement of the micro-scale public activity restriction or Micro PPKM, Muslims will carry out fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
Anies also asked people to reduce mobility and prevent crowds. “Ramadan can be used as a momentum for us to continue increasing our immunity while fasting in order to avoid the risk of virus exposure,” he said in a written statement on Monday, April 5, 2021.
As previously reported, the Jakarta Provincial Government decided to extend the enforcement of Micro PPKM until April 19, 2021.
The city’s Health Agency Head Widyastuti said the decision was made in consideration of the Covid-19 cases in the capital city over the past two weeks that had been suppressed. “The Jakarta government wants to maintain the positive trend by extending the Micro PPKM,” she said.
Widyastuti explained that the Covid-19 active cases in Jakarta declined by 1,247 cases in the last two weeks from 7,322 cases on March 21 to 6,075 cases on April 5.
However, people should not be careless given the last three days were a long holiday, she underlined. “We have to be ready for any situation so that the curve can be controlled,” Widyastuti said.