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news.com.au 25 Nov, 2021 13:15 am

Indonesia bans Christmas, New Year leave to stop Covid surge

Indonesia bans Christmas, New Year leave to stop Covid surge
In an effort to curb a potential explosion of cases during the festive period, the Indonesian government has banned civil servants and workers in state-owned and private companies from, taking leave between December 24 to January 2.

Between June and August, it’s believed 82,000 Indonesians died from Covid, with the current Covid death toll sitting at 144,000.“I understand we all have missed our families and relatives in these moments, especially the upcoming Lebaran,” President Widodo said at the time.Let’s pass Ramadan with an effort to break the chain of the pandemic for the safety of our entire families and relatives, ourselves, and the whole society.In an effort to curb a potential explosion of cases during the festive period, the Indonesian government has banned civil servants and workers in state-owned and private companies from, taking leave between December 24 to January 2.

2 million civil servants, two million workers in the state-owned companies and many workers in the private sector will be impacted, with workers urged to postpone taking their annual leave.Infections also swiftly spread to other parts of Indonesia, and by July, the country was declared the epicentre of Asia’s Covid-19 pandemic.

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