Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases

The total number of infections in Indonesia has risen to 2,491, a health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said. (AFP)
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Updated 06 April 2020

Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases

  • Health official Achmad Yurianto said that 11 deaths had been recorded, taking the total to 209

JAKARTA: Indonesia on Monday confirmed 218 new 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.


Death toll from Myanmar jade mine landslide rises to 113

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Death toll from Myanmar jade mine landslide rises to 113

  • Search and rescue efforts had been suspended due to heavy rains

YANGON: The death toll from a mud slide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar surged to over 100 Thursday, authorities said, in one of the worst accidents ever to hit the perilous industry.
“A total of 113 bodies been found so far,” Myanmar Fire Service said in a Facebook post.
A local police officer said search and rescue efforts had been suspended due to heavy rains.