Indonesia extends partial lockdown amid rampant coronavirus cases

Medical workers lead a group of recovering Covid-19 patients in a group exercise outside a hospital in Semarang on Sunday, July 25, 2021. (- AFP

JAKARTA, July 25 (dpa): Indonesia is extending its partial lockdown for another week while giving some leeway to businesses to resume operations, the president announced on Sunday.

President Joko Widodo said the Covid-19 outbreak in Indonesia, which has claimed a total of 83,279 lives including 1,266 on Sunday alone, has been showing signs that it is now under control, with bed occupancy and daily new cases starting to decrease.

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