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Indonesia Tightens Screening at Large Events as Covid Cases Rise

A woman receives a Covid vaccine at a health center in Jakarta, Indonesia, in January.
A woman receives a Covid vaccine at a health center in Jakarta, Indonesia, in January.Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Indonesia is tightening guidelines around organizing large-scale events to minimize the spread of Covid-19 virus as new cases increased to a two-month high.

Participants should be fully vaccinated in order to attend events involving 1,000 people or more, while unvaccinated children are discouraged from joining, Covid-19 Task Force Spokesman Wiku Adisasmito said in a briefing Tuesday. The new directive takes effect immediately, and a regulation detailing all the measures will be issued shortly.