Covid-19: Parts of Indonesia under two-week partial lockdown

Modified 11 Jan 2021, 3:12 am

COVID-19 Parts of Indonesia across its two most populated islands - Java and Bali - have been placed under a new two-week partial lockdown starting from today, as Malaysians similarly brace for fresh restrictions to curb the third wave of Covid-19 infections.

As Indonesia prepares to start its vaccination drive later this week, the targeted restrictions followed record highs in new cases, with more than 10,000 daily infections reported nationwide over the weekend, and a cumulative nationwide total of 206,122 active cases.

With an average population of over 10 million residents, official government data revealed that Indonesia's capital of Jakarta yesterday recorded 2,711 new cases, bringing its total number of infections to 206,122... 

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