Indonesian Capital to Reopen Cinemas Even as New Virus Cases Soar

Indonesian Capital to Reopen Cinemas Even as New Virus Cases Soar

Indonesia will soon allow movie theaters in capital Jakarta to reopen after five months as authorities look beyond rising number of infections to focus on steps to revive an economy hobbled by the coronavirus outbreak.

Movie halls will be allowed to operate with strict virus protocols such as compulsory use of face masks, and entry will be limited to moviegoers in the age group of 12 to 60, according to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan.