Indonesia reports 633 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases

JAKARTA (XINHUA) – The number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 633 within one day to 4,237,834, with the death toll adding by 43 to 143,120, the country’s Health Ministry said yesterday.

According to the ministry, 1,372 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of patients recovering from COVID-19 to 4,079,120.

To date, at least 110.40 million people in Indonesia have taken their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, and 65.17 million have been fully vaccinated. Some 1.08 million have received their third doses, the ministry added.

For air transportation, over 70 per cent of the passenger capacity has been allowed, said the spokesperson of the Ministry of Transportation Adita Irawati yesterday.

“However, all airlines are still required to provide three rows of seats as quarantine areas for passengers who are indicated to have COVID-19 symptoms,” Irawati told a virtual press conference.

Indonesia continues to relax its public mobility restrictions as cases of coronavirus have fallen by 99 per cent compared to the peak of the second wave of transmissions on July 15.

This Southeast Asian country has also opened direct flights for travellers from 19 countries with a coronavirus transmission rate of less than five per cent to revive its tourism sector.