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Indonesia’s COVID-19 Resurgence

23 Jun Indonesia’s COVID-19 Resurgence

Indonesia faced its highest daily increase of over 14,000 cases on Monday, 21 June 2021, with total cases surpassing the two million mark. Eight provinces, including Jakarta, Central Java, East Java and Yogyakarta, reported the greatest increase. The healthcare sector is struggling as hospitalisation rates have exceeded 80 per cent in Jakarta, West Java and Central Java.

The government has imposed new restrictions, which will be in place until 5 July. They require non-essential businesses in red zones to close at 8pm. Three-quarters of the workforce must work from home, and religious and social gatherings will be banned. The new surge is expected to further delay the plan to reopen Bali to international visitors in July. Additionally, there is lowered confidence that the travel corridor between Singapore, Nongsa in Batam and Lagoi in Bintan will proceed in July.