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

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    Published: 2021-04-08 17:40:49 BdST

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An elementary school student wearing a face mask gives a greeting before attending class, as schools reopen amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Jakarta, Indonesia, Apr 7, 2021. REUTERS

Indonesia has banned land, air, water and rail travel during the Eid-ul-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".