Indonesian capital to ease lockdown restrictions for 2 weeks

Indonesia capital Jakarta will release lockdown restrictions for two weeks. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that the decision was taken as the number of daily confirmed and active cases dipped after large-scale social restrictions were put in place. 

“The ’emergency brake policy’ has been placed in the past one month because the number of cases surged uncontrollably beyond our expectations. After it stabilises, we begin to loosen the brake slowly and gradually,” Dr Anies said in a statement. 

He added: “We need to emphasise that discipline must be practised strictly so that the chain of infections remains under control and we don’t need to use the emergency brake again.” 

Under the relaxed restrictions, offices in essential business sectors may operate with a capacity that is “in line with their needs”, while those in non-essential business sectors will be allowed to operate at 50 per cent of their capacity. Restaurant can operate with 50% capacity. 

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