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Indonesian idol group JKT48 wins fans via online acts

Strategy shift forced by COVID-19 proves fortuitous as fans flock to Zoom chats

JKT48's recent stage performance, streamed live online, was not attended by a loudly cheering audience like at its events before the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo by Dimas Ardian)

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's all-female idol group JKT48 is expanding its fan base by offering more online performances -- a major strategy shift forced by COVID-19 restrictions.

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