Indonesia announces internal travel ban during Eid al-Fitr over COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Temperature readings are taken for people attending Eid al-Adha prayers in Jakarta during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Indonesia, July 31, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has banned land, air, water and rail travel during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations from May 6 to 17 to curb COVID-19 transmission, a spokeswoman for its transport ministry said on Thursday.

Indonesia had previously banned the mass exodus tradition, locally known as “mudik”.

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