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Indonesia's first coronavirus case tied to Japanese national

World's fourth-most populous nation curiously had zero infections

Women wear masks in Jakarta on Feb. 26. The new cases have dispelled theories as to why Indonesia seemed to have escaped coronavirus infections. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

JAKARTA -- After weeks as one of Asia's only major nations with no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, Indonesia confirmed that two women in the country had been infected, President Joko Widodo said on Monday.

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