Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases

  • AseanPlus News
  • Monday, 06 Apr 2020

Policemen wearing protective gear seen at Tegal Alur cemetery in Jakarta, as they guard workers and family members during funerals for victims of the coronavirus. Indonesia's capital Jakarta has launched a special police unit to guard the burials of coronavirus victims over concerns that scared residents could try to block funerals, authorities said on Monday (April 6). - AFP

JAKARTA: Indonesia on Monday (April 6) confirmed 218 new Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases, the biggest daily jump since the first cases were announced a month ago, taking the total number of infections to 2,491, a Health Ministry official said.

Achmad Yurianto, the official, said that 11 deaths had been recorded, taking the total to 209, while 192 people had recovered. - Reuters
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