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Jakarta to Reinstate Large-Scale Social Restrictions Amid COVID-19 Spike

By Kyodo News 10 September 2020

JAKARTA—Indonesia’s capital Jakarta will reinstate large-scale social restrictions beginning Monday due to a resurgence in 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.

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