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Indonesia eases COVID curbs across Java, with tourism set to reopen

Jokowi urges faster vaccination ahead of National Games

A restaurant in Bogor, near Jakarta: Diners will be able to eat for longer under Indonesia's latest easing of its COVID-19 restrictions.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Tourist sites in Java will reopen gradually and diners can stay for an hour in a restaurant under the latest easing of COVID-19 mobility restrictions that take effect Tuesday across the densely populated Indonesian island.

The government said only small parts of Java -- where over half of Indonesia's 270 million people live -- remain under the strictest PPKM Level 4 emergency curbs, reflecting continued declines in coronavirus cases and deaths in recent weeks after a surge driven by the delta variant.

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