Indonesia extends Covid-19 restrictions for another 14 days; country logs 8,000-above cases on Monday (June 14) for 1,919,547- total


A woman receives a shot of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine during a mass coronavirus vaccination for public at the Patriot Candrabhaga Sadium in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, June 14, 2021. - AP

JAKARTA, June 14 (Xinhua): The Indonesian government has extended its micro-scale restrictions which ended on Monday for another 14 days to June 28 to prevent further spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a senior minister.

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said that offices located in the red zone are only allowed to accommodate a maximum of 25 per cent of employees, while the rest should work from home.

The risk of Covid-19 transmission in different parts of the country were tagged by colors of red, orange, yellow and green, in which the red zone refers to an area with a high risk, and the green zone means being free of new cases.

"Offices in the orange or yellow zones are allowed to be occupied by a maximum of 50 percent of employees," added Hartarto, who also heads the Covid-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery Committee.

The operation of shopping centers and restaurants is only allowed until 9:00 p.m. local time with a maximum of 50 per cent of visitors under strict health protocols.

Schools in the red zone are not allowed to hold offline (face-to-face) learning, and all students should take classes online.

The government also asked people in the red zone to worship at home for the next two weeks.

The Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 8,189 within one day to 1,919,547, with the death toll adding by 237 to 53,116, the Health Ministry said on Monday. - Xinhua
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