Indonesian president says restrictions needed to stem COVID-19 surge outside most populous islands

7/8/2021 8:45:00 PM

Indonesian president says restrictions needed to stem COVID-19 surge outside most populous islands

Indonesian president says restrictions needed to stem COVID-19 surge outside most populous islands

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo said in a video released on Saturday (Aug 7) that COVID-19 infections have started to surge outside the populous Java-Bali islands, and that movement restrictions are needed to stem transmission. \u0022The people\u0027s mobility needs to be stemmed. For at lea

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo said in a video released on Saturday (Aug 7) that COVID-19 infections have started to surge outside the populous Java-Bali islands, and that movement restrictions are needed to stem transmission."The people's mobility needs to be stemmed. For at least two weeks," he said, adding that cases are surging in provinces such as West Sumatra and East Nusa Tenggara. He did not specify where and when such restrictions will take place.

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LinkedIn JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo said in a video released on Saturday (Aug 7) that COVID-19 infections have started to surge outside the populous Java-Bali islands, and that movement restrictions are needed to stem transmission.LinkedIn The United States hit a six-month high for new COVID-19 cases with over 100,000 infections reported on Wednesday (Aug 4), according to a Reuters tally, as the Delta variant ravages areas where people did not get vaccinated..BEIJING: China reported its highest daily count of 124 new COVID-19 cases on Friday (Aug 6), fuelled by a surge in locally transmitted infections.

"The people's mobility needs to be stemmed. For at least two weeks," he said, adding that cases are surging in provinces such as West Sumatra and East Nusa Tenggara. The seven-day average provides the most accurate picture of how fast cases are rising since some states only report infections once a week or only on weekdays. He did not specify where and when such restrictions will take place. Indonesia's current mobility restrictions are in place until Aug 9. In the coming weeks, cases could double to 200,000 per day due to the highly contagious Delta variant, said top US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci on Wednesday. . Related: China reported 58 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, which it does not classify as confirmed infections, compared with 54 a day earlier.