Indonesia extends Covid-19 restrictions outside Java and Bali to Dec 6


People wearing protective face masks wait for a train during a rush hour at a train station in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday (Nov 22, 2021). - Reuters

JAKARTA, Nov. 22 (Xinhua): The Indonesian government has decided to extend the public mobility restrictions, locally known as PPKM, outside Java and Bali to Dec. 6, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto said on Monday.

The restrictions were originally scheduled to end on Monday.

"Especially outside Java-Bali, the PPKM will be extended for the next two weeks," Hartarto told a virtual press conference.

Meanwhile, the PPKM in Java and Bali is valid until Nov. 29.

The pandemic situation of the second wave of outbreak in Indonesia has eased, after daily infections peaked in mid-July this year.

Indonesia reported 186 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, according to the Health Ministry. - Xinhua

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