Indonesia extends COVID-19 curbs

Indonesia extended its COVID-19 curbs on populous Java and Bali islands until Aug. 16 but will ease them in 26 areas.

Iran PressAsia: In one of Asia's worst epidemics, authorities restricted mobility to stem the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus on Java and Bali in early July and since extended them to other areas with high infection rates.

"Don't let the improvement that we've achieved laboriously go to waste," Luhut Pandjaitan, the Cabinet minister overseeing the response in Java and Bali, said late on Monday.

Malls will reopen at 25% capacity for vaccinated people, except for children and the elderly, and people must show their vaccination proof using a digital application, Luhut said.

The country registered 1,475  new deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its national death toll to 108,571. 

The global death toll is 4,316,105  with 204,133,257 confirmed COVID cases.


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