Indonesian capital Jakarta imposes Level 2 restriction following increasing Omicron infections

On Monday (July 4, 2022), Indonesia recorded 1,434 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases, raising the total tally to 6,095,351 cases. - AP

JAKARTA, July 5 (Bernama): The Indonesian government on Tuesday raised the status of public mobility restrictions to level 2 in the capital city of Jakarta following a significant increase in reported cases of Omicron variants.

On Monday (July 4), Indonesia recorded 1,434 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases, raising the total tally to 6,095,351 cases.

The level 2 restriction is also implemented in Jakarta's satellite cities including Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi, reported Xinhua.

"Recently, we have seen a significant growing number of Covid-19 infections caused by the spread of BA.4 and BA.5 variants," Syafrizal ZA, director general of Regional Administration Development at Indonesia's Ministry of Home Affairs, said in a statement.

Under the level 2 status, hotels, supermarkets, restaurants and theaters can still operate up to a maximum of 75 per cent of the total capacity and must be closed by 9 pm.

The public mobility restrictions, known as the PPKM locally, are based on a four-point scale, with level 1 implying minimal restrictions and level 4 the maximum.

While level 1 implies less than 20 cases have been detected per 100,000 people in a week, level 2 indicates that between 20 and 50 cases were detected per 100,000 people.

Level 3 is imposed for 50-150 cases per 100,000 people per week, while level 4 is reserved for over 150 infections per 100,000 people in a week. - Bernama

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