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Jakarta imposes more restriction following Omicron infections

JAKARTA (XINHUA) – The Indonesian government yesterday raised the status of public mobility restrictions to level 2 in the capital city Jakarta following a significant increase in reported cases of Omicron variants. On Monday, Indonesia recorded 1,434 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, totalling to 6,095,351 cases.

The level 2 restriction is also implemented in Jakarta’s satellite cities including Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi.

“Recently, we have seen a significant growing number of COVID-19 infections caused by the spread of BA.4 and BA.5 variants,” Indonesia’s Ministry of Home Affairs’s Regional Administration Development Director General Syafrizal ZA said in a statement.

Under the level 2 status, hotels, supermarkets, restaurants and theatres can still operate up to a maximum of 75 per cent of the total capacity and must be closed by 9pm.