Indonesia tightens restrictions as Covid-19 instances rise within the capital

As the unfold of the Omicron variant in Indonesia has led to a spike in instances in Jakarta, officers are tightening restrictions within the capital, Bali, Bandung in West Java, and Yogyakarta in Central Java.
No questions asked stated international vacationers would be barred from getting into Jakarta, however the transport minister released a press release at present saying that vacationers with the correct documentation can still fly into Jakarta and Bali airports, as properly as Batam and Tanjung Pinang within the Riau Islands close to Singapore.
In the capital, with more than 36,000 Covid-19 infections were reported on Sunday and a 63% mattress occupancy price in hospitals within the capital, up from 45% last month.
Under the brand new rules, supermarkets, malls, and eating places might be allowed to operate at 60% capability, but homes of worship will be limited to 50% capacity, he mentioned during a live-streamed information conference.
Officials have cautioned that the Omicron’s spike in cases might not peak until late February. Three provinces, together with Jakarta, Banten, and Bali, had already surpassed infection rates noticed in the course of the Delta variant’s wave in July, but hospitalizations had remained low, according to Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin.
“Don’t panic if you see a rise in cases”..