The state of emergency in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta has been extended by two weeks in response to the expansion of corona infections in the country.
The state of emergency is now in effect until April 19, said Governor Anies Baswedan.
“We are preparing for all possible scenarios that may arise in the city,” said Baswedan. “We urge people not to leave the city to go to their hometowns.”
Indonesian Minister of Security Mahfud MD alluded to a ban on mudik on Friday, the tradition that people return to their childhood home or place of birth at the end of Ramadan.
Millions of Indonesians usually do that.
The total number of registered infections in Indonesia rose by 109 to 1155 on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health.
The death toll is 102. The metropolis of Jakarta has 627 registered cases and 62 deaths.