Indonesia on Friday recorded 407 new cases of the virus, bringing the country's latest infections to 5,923, the highest in Southeast Asia, the last suburb of Jakarta. In practice, "large-scale social restrictions" occurred on Saturday.

A spokesman for the government on disaster mitigation COVID-19, Achmad Yurianto, said at a press conference that a total of 2,815 cases were reported in Jakarta. Of the 520 deaths from the disease, 246 have been reported in the capital.

The number of people infected in Indonesia is higher than those in the Philippines, where previously the Philippines had the highest number of cases in the region and the death toll in Indonesia was the highest in Asia other than China.
By Chhouk Bora