the Indonesian Authorities Monday closed the country’s capital Jakarta due to the massive growth of the number infected with the coronavirus. It is reported by the newspaper The Straits Times, referring to the Governor of the neighboring province of West Java Ridvan Camille.
As noted, last weekend, the police conducted an exercise to limit traffic and put cordons at the entrance to the city. The Governor said that, in addition to the capital, a quarantine is administered in the provinces where the number of infected is rapidly increasing.
Jakarta has become the epicenter of the spread of the novel coronavirus, there are 675 infected, which accounted for more than half of all cases in Indonesia. Currently, the country has 1.3 million infected people, 114 people died, 60 people were recovered.