First coronavirus cases confirmed in Indonesia amid fears nation is ill-prepared for outbreak

Two women hospitalised in Jakarta, following mounting concern that world’s fourth most populous country is failing to identify cases

Two Indonesian citizens have tested positive for the new coronavirus after being in contact with an infected Japanese national, the country’s president said on Monday, the first cases to be reported in the world’s fourth most populous country.

The confirmation follows mounting concern that the country is failing to identify transmission of the virus.

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