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Supermarkets, malls, and restaurants in Jakarta and Bali will operate at 60% capacity, while the capacity at houses of worship will be reduced to 50%. Meanwhile, tourists entering Indonesia "with the right paperwork" will be able to do so via selected entry points.

Tourists entering Indonesia "with the right paperwork" will be able to do so via Jakarta and Bali airports, as well as via Batam and Tanjung Pinang in the Riau Islands near Singapore, Reuters has reported.

According to Reuters, an earlier statement issued by the Indonesian transport ministry had said "foreign tourists and Indonesians returning from holidays abroad would be temporarily banned from flying into Jakarta, as a further precaution against COVID-19."

Per data reported, Indonesia recorded over 36,000 COVID-19 infections on Sunday, observing a jump in cases "driven by the Omicron variant". In total, the country has recorded 4,542,601 confirmed cases to date. 

In further COVID-19 news, senior cabinet minister Luhut Pandjaitan has announced social restrictions in Jakarta, Bali, Bandung in West Java, and Yogyakarta in Central Java in a move to contain the spike in infections, as cited by Reuters.

With these new restrictions, supermarkets, malls, and restaurants will operate at 60% capacity, while the capacity at houses of worship will be reduced to 50%. Per a Jakarta Post report, downtown Jakarta will also see a curfew from midnight to 4am.


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