Mostly unvaccinated, Indonesia begins to reopen

Mostly unvaccinated, Indonesia begins to reopen

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Islam News – Indonesia has started to ease restrictions in its capital, Jakarta, just a month after experiencing one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks.

Restaurants, malls and places of worship in some areas of the country were allowed to open their doors to a reduced number of people on Tuesday after the government’s tallies of infections dropped by 78 percent from their peak in mid-July. However, just 12 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, an average of more than 1,000 people in the country die each day from the virus and the W.H.O. warned that the data may be inaccurate because of a decrease in testing.

“Urgent action is needed to address the continuing surge of cases,” the global health agency said last week, emphasizing the continued outbreaks in parts of the country.

Source: The New York Times