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Jakarta to apply large-scale social restriction to curb COVID-19 spread

JAKARTA (April 7): The Indonesian capital, Jakarta (pictured), hit the hardest by COVID-19 in the country, will impose a large-scale social restriction, to contain further spread of the virus.

A request by Jakarta’s administration, to impose the restriction has been approved by the Indonesian Health Ministry, the ministry’s Secretary General, Oscar Pribadi, said.

The letter on the approval of the request for applying the restriction, he said, was inked on Monday evening, Antara news agency reported Tuesday.

The COVID-19 virus has killed 209 people in Indonesia and infected 2,491 others. Most of the cases have been detected in Jakarta, according to the Health Ministry.

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