Asean also saw 1,821 additional deaths, an increase from Monday’s 1,593, taking total coronavirus deaths to at 235,588.
Indonesia’s government has approved the easing of Covid-19 curbs across Java Island with the aim to reopen tourist attractions. Dining in at restaurants will be allowed for 60 minutes at a time from the previous 30.
Bali, however, will remain under the strictest social restriction measures, or PPKM Level 4, for at least another week to curb Covid-19 infections.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation office in Cambodia announced that 70.6 per cent of the neighbouring country’s 16-million population have received at least one vaccine dose, while 9 million, or 56 per cent of the population, have received both shots.
WHO’s representative however warned people that although data indicated an improving situation, the risk of another Covid-19 surge is still very high, especially from the more transmissible Alpha and Delta variants.
Published : September 08, 2021