Indonesia’s latest 22 virus deaths raise total to 765

People wearing face masks walking through a cemetery in Jakarta last Thursday. (AP pic)

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s number of reported cases of the coronavirus has risen by 214 to 9,096, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said on Monday.

Death rose by 22 to 765 while 1,151 people have recovered, Yurianto said.

More than 59,000 people have been tested in Indonesia.

Indonesia expects the rate of coronavirus infections to fall by June, its Covid-19 task force chief Doni Monardo said on Monday.

“The President has asked that we work harder, for the people to obey and be more disciplined, and for the authorities to be more stern so that by June, we’re hoping we can lower the infections in Indonesia. In July, we’re hoping to resume our normal lives,” Monardo said after a cabinet meeting.

Monardo pledged to increase tests between April and May “massively”.

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