Indonesia reports first case of British variant of Coronavirus

An Indonesian health agency official rests at the entrance to a public toilet as other colleagues conduct COVID-19 testing in Bandung, West Java

Indonesia reported the first cases of the British variant of the coronavirus.

Indonesian Deputy Health Minister Dante Saksono says there are two cases found in the world’s fourth most populous country.

Indonesia announced 5,712 new daily cases, bringing the confirmed total to 1,347,026. The total number of confirmed deaths reached 36,518.

National COVID-19 Mitigation Task Force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito says cases are decreasing in Indonesia with the enforcement of public activity restrictions in Java and the Bali islands.

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