Thu, 09 Jul 2020

JAKARTA, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 609 within one day to 27,549, and the death toll increased by 22 to 1,663, Achmad Yurianto, a Health Ministry official, said at a press conference here on Tuesday.

According to him, 298 more people had been discharged from hospitals, making the total number of recovered patients to 7,935.

The pandemic has spread to all the 34 provinces in the archipelagic country. However, no more positive cases were found in 11 provinces as of 12:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

The provinces are Aceh, Jambi, Riau, Yogyakarta, West Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, Southeast Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara and Maluku.

Authorities have been conducting coronavirus tests in affected areas and ordered the public to always wear masks to curb the spread. The government is preparing for the so-called "new normal", under which the public would be allowed to resume their routines.

More than 300,000 military and police personnel have been posted in nearly 2,000 places, including shopping malls, traditional markets, and tourism spots in four provinces and 25 regencies or cities.

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