Indonesian capital to reinstate large-scale social restrictions

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta will reinstate large-scale social restrictions beginning Monday due to a resurgence in novel coronavirus infections, its governor said Wednesday.After first imposing the restrictions in early April, Jakarta gradually eased the measures starting in June as it managed to flatten the curve of new coronavirus cases. More recently, however, the emergence of new cases has seen a rapid increase.Jakarta Gov. Anies Baswedan told a virtual press conference, “We have no other choice except immediately pulling the emergency brake” because the fatality rate and bed occupancy rat…

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