Jakarta opens as Indonesia battles coronavirus : Live updates

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Traffic is likely to return to the streets of the Indonesian capital as Jakarta eases a coronavirus lockdown [Mast Irham/EPA]

Traffic is likely to return to the streets of the Indonesian capital as Jakarta eases a coronavirus lockdown [Mast Irham/EPA]

Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera's continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I'm Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.

Coronavirus restrictions are being relaxed in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta as well as in India. New York is also due to begin emerging from its lockdown on Monday.

The UK's 14-day quarantine on all travellers arriving from overseas takes effect on Monday despite widespread opposition from airlines and the tourism industry.

More than 6.9 million people around the world have now been confirmed to have coronavirus with nearly 402,000 dying from the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The US, the UK and Brazil have recorded the highest death tolls.

Here are the latest updates:

Monday, June 8 00:20 GMT - Vietnam reports two new cases - both imported

Vietnam has reported two new cases of coronavirus. Both were returning from Mexico and have been quarantined.

The country has not had a domestically transmitted case of coronavirus in 53 days.

00:00 GMT - More countries loosen restrictions despite high caseloads

Offices, restaurants and places of worship will start opening in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta from Monday, providing they operate at only 50 percent of capacity. Public transport will also operate at 50 percent capacity while shopping centres will be able to reopen next week.

India is also further relaxing its lockdown, even as case numbers surge. In Delhi, which has about 10 percent of India's 246,628 confirmed cases, authorities earlier ordered hospital beds be reserved solely for the city's residents. 

Delhi's health infrastructure is needed to tackle Corona crisis at the moment https://t.co/GnTaCTDVkx

— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 7, 2020 23:30 GMT - Chile death toll jumps sharply as data consolidated

Chile has revised its coronavirus death toll sharply higher after reviewing death registry data and information from laboratories carrying out COVID-19 tests and consolidating the list. 

Health Minister Jaime Manalich reported 653 deaths from COVID-19 bringing the total toll to 2,290. Of the 653, 96 were new deaths.

"This is an adjustment we have to make and report, a commitment to legitimacy especially when we've made a huge effort to search additional databases for information not present in the databases we were using before," it said.

Read all the updates from Sunday, June 7 here.

SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies

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