Indonesia's capital to ease coronavirus curbs from Monday

JAKARTA (Reuters) – The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is scheduled to start off Monday after the rate of infections have slowed down over the last two weeks, Governor Anies baswedan said, a "transitional" phase of easing coronavirus curbs.

After a spurt of Virus Infections strained its utilities, a town of about 11 million in Southeast Asia's largest economy reimposed more extreme social constraints from mid-September.

"The discipline must remain strong, and the transmission chain must remain regulated, and an emergency brake must not be resumed," said Baswedan in a Sunday quote.

The new policies allow non-essential companies to operate in offices, but use only half of their ability, while restaurant customers are restricted to 50%.

Parks and museums will continue to open with such curbs, although both organizations must adopt a stringent hygiene policy and maintain data for touch monitoring intent on their guests.

Baswedan also said the decrease in the amount of positive viral tests was accompanied by a decrease in thinner patients in the intensive care units of Jakarta (ICUs), while the number of inhabitants dropped by saturday to 67%, 83% on 13 September.

The national tally in Indonesia was 328,952, with a death rate of 11,765 by Saturday and 85,617 cases in Jakarta, and 1,877 fatalities.

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(Nilufar Rizki 's posts, Agustinus Beo Da Costa; Clarence Fernandez's editing; Fransiska Nangoy 's writing)