Jakarta imposes new movement restrictions in order to control the spread of Coronavirus

New movement restrictions have been imposed in Indonesian capital Jakarta as measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions will last upto January 8, 2021. Offices must close by 7pm, while restaurants, shopping malls, movie theatres and tourist sites must shut by 9pm. On Christmas and New Year public holidays, recreational sites must close by 7pm. 

 Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaita had earlier remarked that “The number of positive numbers and mortality rates has continued to increase after the holidays. Previously, it was trending down,” 

“I also asked the governor to continue the policy of limiting malls operating hours to 07:00 p.m. and limiting the number of people gathering at dining places, malls, and entertainment venues,”  Luhut had also said. 

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