Jakarta (VNA) – The local government of Jakarta has decided to prolong the transitional period of the large-scale social restrictions by another two weeks from December 7-21, amid the increase COVID-19 cases in the Indonesia’s capital city.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that the number of COVID-19 infections in the capital has increased since the long vacation in late October with hundreds of new outbreaks in the city.

He said that between November 23-29, there were 410 family outbreaks with a total of 4,052 positive cases. So far, the city has reported 5,662 family outbreaks with 53,163 confirmed infections.

The new infections in Jakarta rose 13.4 percent in the past month to 145,427 cases as of December 7.

The fulfilment of inpatient beds in city hospitals rose from 56 percent in November 7 to 79 percent in December 5.

However, Anies Baswedan said that the rate of positive cases in the city has reduced from 9.1 percent in November to 8.2 percent currently. He added that the city is ready to apply emergency state if necessary./.