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Coronavirus latest: Indonesia again reports over 600 infections

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 6,395,328, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 380,580.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Wednesday, June 3

6:05 p.m. The Nippon Professional Baseball league’s Yomiuri Giants annouce that two players have contracted the coronavirus. The team earlier Wednesday canceled their scheduled practice game against the Seibu Lions.

5:55 p.m. Indonesia announces 684

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Indonesia stops hajj pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia this year

JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR — Indonesia said Tuesday that it will not send any pilgrims to Saudi Arabia during this year’s hajj season in July because the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted tightly scheduled preparations for one of the world’s largest religious gatherings.

Indonesia has traditionally sent the largest contingent to Islam’s holiest cities, Mecca and Medina, every year. It was supposed to send 221,000 hajj pilgrims this July.

But the Indonesian government said it has not received any clarity from Saudi authorities regarding hajj preparations, despite the first batch of pilgrims being due to depart June 26.

“In May, we prepared two

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Indonesia prepares to open economy even as COVID-19 risk lingers

JAKARTA — “The new normal” is the catchphrase among Indonesian government officials seeking an exit from partial lockdowns across the sprawling archipelago.

But with the country still contending with a high number of new daily cases, policymakers are delivering mixed messages to an uneasy public.

President Joko Widodo on Tuesday began preparations for the new normal, which refers to the adoption of social distancing and other health protocols, such as mask-wearing and provision of hand sanitizer.

The measures are being introduced as some regions prepare to lift restrictions on movement. This includes Jakarta, which has seen a fall in new

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Coronavirus latest: Indonesia reports surge in new infections

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 5,584,400, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 350,453.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Wednesday, May 27

6:33 p.m. The Philippines reports 380 new infections, up from 350 yesterday and the highest daily tally since the first week of April. This brings the total to 15,049 with 904 deaths.

6:16 p.m.

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