Indonesian capital opens mosques as lockdown eased

6 June, 2020 12:00 AM printer

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s capital opened mosques Friday for the first time in nearly three months, as the megacity loosens a partial lockdown despite coronavirus cases mounting in the world’s biggest Muslim majority nation, reports AFP.

Churches and other houses of worship also resumed service after Jakarta’s governor Thursday announced an easing of restrictions, with shuttered offices, restaurants, shopping malls and tourist attractions slated to start operations in the coming weeks.

Mosques have remained open in some other parts of the Southeast Asian archipelago, the world’s fourth most populous country.