Indonesia’s COVID-19 cases rose by 693 within one day to 19,189, Achmad Yurianto, a health ministry official, said at a press conference here on Wednesday.
The death toll in the country rose by 21 to 1,242, he added.
The Indonesian capital of Jakarta, hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, on Tuesday decided to prolong a large-scale social restriction as the number of virus infections spikes in the country.
Jakarta’s governor Anies Baswedan announced that the partial lockdown would be extended for another 14 days until June 4.
The governor urged the citizens to obey the rules to rein the virus spread in the capital of over 10 million people.