Indonesia to widen emergency Covid-19 curbs to 15 cities

The emergency measures will be similar to those in place on Bali and Java.
The emergency measures will be similar to those in place on Bali and Java.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia will impose emergency restrictions in some areas outside of Java and Bali islands, a senior minister said on Friday (July 9), to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

The emergency measures will be similar to those in place on Bali and Java and will impact 15 cities in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua, chief economic minister Airlangga Hartarto told a news conference.

Medical workers will also be given booster shots of the vaccine, he added.

Indonesia reported 38,124 new coronavirus cases and 871 new fatalities on Friday.

This story is developing.