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Jakarta to Ease Social Curbs While Indonesia Cases Stay High

  • Capital to allow offices, gyms to reopen at limited capacity
  • Indonesia’s new virus cases in past day near Thursday’s record
An Indonesian Red Cross member sprays disinfectant in the compounds of a house after one of its dwellers tested positive for Covid-19 in Jakarta on Oct. 7.
An Indonesian Red Cross member sprays disinfectant in the compounds of a house after one of its dwellers tested positive for Covid-19 in Jakarta on Oct. 7.Photographer: Adek Berry/AFP via Getty Images
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Indonesia’s capital will ease strict social-distancing curbs starting Monday, as Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said the increase in coronavirus cases there has stabilized, while the number across the country remains near record levels.

Jakarta brought back stronger restrictions last month, as its health system was becoming overwhelmed. The city’s transitional phaseout of the curbs will run from Oct. 12-25, according to a statement from the local government. People can return to offices and dine-in restaurants as long as the capacity is limited to 50%, while gyms, cinemas and tourism sites will be allowed to operate at a maximum 25% of capacity.