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    Indonesia cancels Hajj over coronavirus fears

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 01:39am on June 03, 2020

    Indonesia is pulling out of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah over coronavirus fears, the religious affairs ministry said Tuesday, removing the largest contingent of...

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    100-year-old Indonesian woman beats coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Surabaya, Indonesia | Updated at 11:14pm on May 31, 2020

    A 100-year-old Indonesian woman has recovered from coronavirus, making her the country’s oldest survivor of the deadly respiratory illness. Kamtim, who like many Indonesians goes...

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    Indonesia minister slammed for ‘virus is like your wife’ remarks

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 10:56pm on May 29, 2020

    An Indonesian minister is under fire after he compared coronavirus to rebellious wives, in remarks aimed at soothing public fears about easing COVID-19 restrictions across...

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    Indonesians try to beat Eid exodus ban

    Agence France-Presse. Jakarta | Updated at 12:24pm on May 23, 2020

    Indonesians are turning to smugglers and bogus travel documents to get around bans on an annual end-of-Ramadan exodus that could send coronavirus cases skyrocketing in...

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    Indonesia locks virus violators in ‘haunted house’

    Agence France-Presse . Sragen, Indonesia | Updated at 10:06pm on April 21, 2020

    Fed up with people breaking virus quarantine rules, one Indonesian politician has decided to scare rulebreakers straight by locking them in a ‘haunted house’. Sragen...

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    Prisoners dread virus outbreak in race against time

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 11:16pm on April 07, 2020

    Sleeping shoulder-to-shoulder on the floor of a crumbling, windowless room, prisoners in Indonesia fear an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus inside its walls is a...

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    Indonesia declares state of emergency as virus toll jumps

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 09:43pm on March 31, 2020

    Indonesian leader Joko Widodo declared a state of emergency Tuesday as coronavirus deaths in the world’s fourth most populous country jumped again, but he resisted...

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    Six Indonesians held for spreading misinformation about Covid-19

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 03:27pm on March 10, 2020

    Six Indonesians have been arrested for allegedly spreading misinformation online about the deadly coronavirus, police said Tuesday, as the Southeast Asian nation’s confirmed infection cases...

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    Bali prays as virus hits tourism on Island of the Gods

    Agence-France-Presse . Indonesia | Updated at 11:53pm on March 02, 2020

    Bali’s Galungan festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil, but a new enemy was threatening that cosmic balance this year — coronavirus. Temples across...

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    Coronavirus infected patients spotted in Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 03:14pm on March 02, 2020

    Indonesia on Monday reported its first confirmed cases of coronavirus, after health officials in the world’s fourth-most populous country hit back at questions over its...