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Jakarta raises alarm as COVID-19 cases keep rising in Indonesia

Critics say second wave stems from premature reopening of the economy

JAKARTA -- The governor of Jakarta raised fresh alarms over the spread of coronavirus infections in the Indonesian capital as daily cases hit new records in the past week, mirroring the nation's rising trend.

As new infections in Jakarta climbed to single-day high of 404 on Sunday, Gov. Anies Baswedan said the figure reflected a 10.5% positive rate -- the number of positive cases versus the number of tests. That is double the daily average in June.

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