targeted restrictions to be imposed by indonesia to fight corona virus
Two weeks of increased restrictions to fight corona virus will be imposed by Indonesian government in selected parts of the country. The restrictions will be imposed from 11-25 January in parts of Java and in the resort island of Bali, to support hospitals and reduce fatality rates, a minister said on Wednesday.
Airlangga Hartarto, Chief Economic Minister that some of the preventive measures include changing in the timing of malls, limiting seating capacity at restaurants and worship places.
This announcement was made as a reaction to the daily biggest rise in Covid-19 infections with 8854 new cases. It brought the total number to 788,402.
187 deaths were also reported on the same day bringing the total fatalities to 23,296. Indonesia is on top in South East Asia with highest reported deaths and infection cases.
A day before, newly appointed Health Minister, Budi Gunadi Sadikin said the government intended to begin its nationwide COVID-19 mass vaccination program on Jan. 13, with President Joko Widodo set to be given the first shot. He added that vaccinations in other regions will start in the following two days.