COVID-19 cases in Indonesia surpass 8,000

JAKARTA (Xinhua) – The Indonesian government yesterday announced 436 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the archipelagic country to 8,211. At a press conference, the government’s spokesperson for the COVID-19-related matters Achmad Yurianto said that there were also 42 new deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 689, the highest in Southeast Asia. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin