Jakarta: The government today announced that the total number of confirmed covid-19 cases increased by 1,268 to 66,226 in the past 24 hours.
From Monday noon to Tuesday noon, the total number of recovered covid-19 patients rose by 866 to 30,785. Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed covid-19 deaths was up by 68 to 3,309.
"1,268 positive cases were recorded today," government spokesperson on matters related to covid-19 Achmad Yurianto said during a virtual press conference here on Tuesday.
Minister of State Secretary Pratikno earlier announced that the country will celebrate its Independence Day this year on a smaller scale as the country is still battling to contain the spread of covid-19.
He also said that the flag-hoisting ceremony tradition will still be carried out despite the current situation but with very limited number of invitations and participants.
Pratikno further said that the public is not allowed to attend the ceremony live around the State Palace and urged them to watch it virtually at home instead.
The minister also urged the public to participate in the celebration by decorating the roads, public facilities and the surrounding environment with festive decoration starting July.Artikel Asli