Indonesia’s Virus Cases Rise by Record as Jakarta Tightens Curbs

Indonesia’s coronavirus cases jumped by a record on Thursday as the capital prepares to return to tougher movement restrictions to stem infections.

The National Disaster Management Agency reported 3,861 Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours to midday of Sept. 10, with 120 more deaths. A total of 207,203 people in the world’s fourth most-populous nation had been infected, including 8,456 in total fatalities.

Nearly a third of the cases came from Jakarta which reported 1,274 new infections and 17 deaths on Thursday. The recent spike in the capital has put a strain on its medical infrastructure, forcing the provincial government to resume large-scale social distancing restrictions from Sept. 14.

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