2 weeks Jakarta residents despondent as city braces itself for another round of COVID-19 restrictions Inquirer
JAKARTA --- Residents of Indonesia's capital are despondent - angry, anxious and pessimistic about the future. This follows the announcement that Jakarta will have to endure tighter restrictions again for the second time from Monday (Sept 14) as Covid-19 cases rise inexorably in the city of more than 10 million. Entertainment venues will be shut, restaurants and cafes will offer only deliveries and takeaways, and staff in non-essential sectors will work from home. When restrictions - better known here by the local acronym PSBB - were first imposed on April 10, the initial public reaction was that of fear of ... more