Indonesia reports 802 new Covid-19 cases, 23 more deaths as country gears up for parks to reopen again

Baduy women prepare for planting rice in the fields at Ciboleger village in Banten on Saturday, October 23, 2021, due to the tradition of auspicious days for farming in their custom. - AFP

JAKARTA, Oct 23 (Xinhua): The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 802 in the past 24 hours to 4,239,396, with the death toll adding by 23 to 143,176, the Indonesian Health Ministry said on Saturday.

According to the ministry, 1,o66 more recovered patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries from the coronavirus epidemic to 4,081,417 in the South-East Asian country.

To date, at least 112.27 million people in Indonesia have taken their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, 67.16 million have been fully vaccinated, and some 1.09 million have received their third dose, the ministry said.

The Indonesian government aims to vaccinate 208.2 million people in the country, about 80 per cent of its total population.

Beginning Saturday, the 59 city parks in the Indonesian capital Jakarta reopened.

The parks are allowed to open at a maximum capacity of 25 percent until 9pm local time.

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