New restrictions send Jakarta restaurant owner's screen investment down the drain

Sep 14, 2020, 07.30 PM(IST)
Hoping to revive her ailing food stall after Jakarta lifted its large-scale social restrictions due to the coronavirus back in June, restaurant owner Setiwet paid over 300,000 rupiah ($20) - quite a decent sum for a small business owner in Indonesia - to install plastic sheets along her restaurant's counter so that customers could feel safe dining in her restaurant again. But her plans to save her business were derailed after a decision came from the city government to reimpose lockdown measures starting Monday (September 14).
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