- Title: Indonesian malls reopen to vaccinated shoppers as Delta variant spreads
- Date: 13th August 2021
- Summary: MAN LOOKING AT PHONE VARIOUS OF SHOPPER WASHING HANDS AND TAKING BODY TEMPERATURE BEFORE ENTERING MALL VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WEARING MASKS WALKING IN MALL PONDOK INDAH MALL'S GENERAL MANAGER, EKA DEWANTO, USING MOBILE PHONE WHILE WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) PONDOK INDAH MALL'S GENERAL MANAGER, EKA DEWANTO, 50, SAYING: "We are not too focus on the economy (gains) at the moment, we are now focus on compliance procedures: comply to the regulations, making sure people can enter comfortably. Our goal at this time is to get as many people install the application as possible." PEOPLE SCANNING QR CODE IN FRONT OF MALL PEOPLE ENTERING MALL (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) PONDOK INDAH MALL'S GENERAL MANAGER, EKA DEWANTO, 50, SAYING: "In our opinion this is a positive measure for the shopping mall. So that visitors can be assured that everyone who enter the mall has been scanned and considered (a) safe and healthy (individual)." PEOPLE SEATED IN FRONT OF FOOD STALL WAITING FOR TAKEAWAY VARIOUS OF 23-YEAR-OLD STUDENT SALSABILLA BUYING FOOD (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) STUDENT, SALSABILLA, 23, SAYING: "It's efficient, but I'm a little uncomfortable because the GPS on my cell phone must always be switched on at all time, I did wonder why my location need to be tracked, that worries me." PEOPLE WALKING PAST FOOD STALLS IN MALL (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) SHOPPER, ILONA REFITA, 43, SAYING: "Yes, we have to believe (that this measure works), because we have to adjust according to the situation, it's impossible for us to keep staying at home and not doing things that supposed to be done, right? We should protect ourselves." VARIOUS OF CLEANER MOPPING FLOOR WALKWAYS AND ESCALATORS IN NEARLY EMPTY MALL SHOPPER WEARING MASK GETTING OFF ESCALATOR
- Embargoed: 27th August 2021 13:42
- Keywords: COVID-19 Delta variant Indonesia Jakarta coronavirus health shopping mall vaccination
- Location: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- City: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA002EQ42WCN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Shopping malls in Indonesia's capital were slowly reopened this week, allowing up to 25 percent of vaccinated people, excluding children and the elderly, to enter.
Shoppers are required to scan the QR code on a health monitoring app which determines if the individual has received at least one shot of vaccine. Only once the user has received a 'green tick', can they enter the store.
"This is a positive measure for the shopping mall. So that visitors can be assured that everyone who enter the mall has been scanned and considered (a) safe and healthy (individual)," said Eka Dewanto, the general manager of Pondok Indah Mall in north Jakarta.
Indonesian authorities restricted mobility to stem the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus on populous Java and Bali in early July, and since extended them to other areas with high infection rates.
People's vaccination status will determine which health protocols they must adhere to in sectors like tourism and education, whether they have to wear masks or not, said health minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Monday (August 9).
Indonesia is battling one of the worst outbreak in Asia fuelled by the Delta variant. On Friday (August 13) the country has recorded over 3.8 million cases and more than 115,000 deaths.
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