Indonesia is witnessing a sudden hike in Covid-19 cases which forced the government to introduce strict measures in the country. The world’s fourth-largest population is struggling with the highly infectious Delta variant.
Trade Minister Muhammad Lutfi said on Monday that with restrictions in place, the government aims to keep food prices stable. He said that country has enough stocks for products such as sugar, cooking oil, and others. And also prices should remain stable during emergency Covid-19 measures. The restrictions have been imposed from July 3 to July 20.
The Indonesian government is now transforming Jakarta stadium into a hospital, with a capacity to provide 5,000 additional beds. The administration is also recruiting newly graduated nurses and doctors across the country to help treat patients in the worst-hit areas.