The Indonesian capital Jakarta Re-Enters Partial Lockdown Due to Corona

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The authorities in the Indonesian capital Jakarta again introduced a partial lockdown on Monday due to increasing corona infections in the metropolis.


Anyone who tests positive for Covid-19 must be in isolation.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said the city would resume widespread social restrictions for two weeks from Monday, calling it a necessary measure to prevent the health system from collapsing.

Non-essential businesses are only allowed to operate at 25 percent capacity, restaurants can only serve takeaway food, and schools, parks, and tourist spots must be closed.

Jakarta first introduced coronavirus restrictions in early April but started relaxing them in June. Weeks later, however, the capital saw a surge in new Covid-19 cases.

Thousands of military and police officers are deployed to enforce restrictions that have often been violated before.

Indonesia is the country hardest hit by the coronavirus in Southeast Asia, with 221,523 infections and 8,841 deaths. Jakarta reported more than 55,000 cases and nearly 1,500 deaths.

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