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Portuguese embassy in Jakarta advises all nationals to stay away from city centre

Following this week’s terror attacks in Indonesia, the Portuguese embassy in Jakarta has appealed to nationals to “reduce movements to a minimum” and stay away from the city centre.

The warning applies “particularly” to the Sarinah shopping mall that was the focus of Wednesday’s horrors, stressing intelligence “still points to the possibility of more explosions” taking place.

The country’s Brazilian embassy has sounded a similar warning to Brazilian nationals.

As Diário de Notícias explains, Indonesian police identified 13 areas in the archipelago in December that they considered “vulnerable to potential attacks”. The tourist island of Bali and Jakarta were two of these.

natasha.donn@algarveresident.com