Indonesia extends COVID-19 movement curbs until Aug. 2

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ASEAN leaders hold summit with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
FILE PHOTO: Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo attends an ASEAN leaders summit with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in Bangkok, Thailand November 3, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

July 25, 2021

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday that COVID-19 restrictions would be extended from July 26 to August 2, though he said infections and hospital bed occupancy rates in some provinces in Java had declined.

Under the current curbs, he said the government would gradually adjust some restrictions on “some activities”, while allowing traditional markets and restaurants with outdoor areas to open with some limitations.

(Reporting by Stanley Widianto and Tabita Diela Editing by Mark Potter)