The Indonesian capital is advancing movement restrictions in a bid to stop the spread of coronovirus as more people are scheduled to commute from the city on year-end leave.
Jakarta, according to a statement, is already a major center of Kovid-19 cases in the country, limiting activities at various public places from Friday to January 8, 2021. Offices should be closed by 7 pm, while restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters and tourist spots should be closed by 9 pm, on Christmas and New Year public holidays, entertainment spots should be closed by 7 pm
Authorities will also increase surveillance of those traveling in the city and also check that travelers can show negative results from their rapid antigen tests. Public transport will operate till 8 pm.
Jakarta Governor Anees Baswedan has imposed movement restrictions on the city of more than 10 million people, with several rounds of loosening and tightening of regulations since April. Capital accounts for a quarter of the country’s total confirmed virus cases. Busweden himself tested positive for coronovirus with his deputy.
The central government has already cut Indonesia’s year-long holiday by an 11-day cut to curb Southeast Asia’s worst coronavirus outbreak, with nearly 650,000 cases reported so far.
(This story is published from a wire agency feed without textual modifications.)
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