Jakarta closes schools as Indonesia’s coronavirus cases jump to 96

Authorities in the Indonesian capital will close all schools for two weeks as the number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the country jumped to 96 on Saturday.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said schools would be shut starting on Monday and lessons would have to given remotely.

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“This is for the safety of all of us and we hope that people will reduce activities outside their homes,” Baswedan said.

The Jakarta administration on Friday announced the closure of 17 theme parks and amusement centres as a precaution.

Twenty-seven more people tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 96, four of them fatal, said Achmad Yurianto, spokesman for the Health Ministry.



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