Indonesian capital imposes level 2 restriction following increasing Omicron infections

JAKARTA, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian government on Tuesday raised the status of public mobility restrictions to level 2 in the capital city Jakarta following a significant increase in reported cases of Omicron variants.

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On July 4, Indonesia recorded 1,434 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases, raising the total tally to 6,095,351 cases.

The level 2 restriction is also implemented in Jakarta's satellite cities including Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi.

"Recently, we have seen a significant growing number of COVID-19 infections caused by the spread of BA.4 and BA.5 variants," Syafrizal ZA, director general of Regional Administration Development at Indonesia's Ministry of Home Affairs, said in a statement.

Under the level 2 status, hotels, supermarkets, restaurants and theaters can still operate up to a maximum of 75 percent of the total capacity and must be closed by 9 p.m.