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Indonesia extends COVID restrictions again as deaths stay high

Delta variant surge beyond Java keeps tight curbs in place at least another week

Women wait after receiving coronavirus vaccines at a train station in Jakarta.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia will extend its tight mobility restrictions across major cities in densely populated Java, Bali and elsewhere, as deaths from COVID-19 rise despite declines in new infections, the government said on Monday.

The partial lockdowns that have been in place since July 3 will be extended for at least another week through next Monday, President Joko Widodo said in a Monday evening address.

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