indonesias jokowi says curbs needed to stem covid 19 surge outside most populous islands - Indonesia's Jokowi says curbs needed to stem Covid-19 surge outside most populous islands

JAKARTA (REUTERS) – 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.

Indonesia’s current mobility restrictions are in place until Aug 9.

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