Indonesia has registered 2,657 new cases of coronavirus this Thursday, the second day in a row, that have been reported by the country’s authorities and now include more than 70,000 confirmed cases.
In addition to the 70,736 cases registered to date, 3,417 have died according to the spokesman for the authority responsible for COVID-19, Achmad Yurianto, after a further 58 deaths on the last day.
Berli Hamdani, local health chief, said around 200 Army Officers Academy students in Bandung, the capital of West Java province, tested positive this week.
Indonesia gradually reopened its economy in June, and since then the number of new cases has increased steadily. Despite record numbers, the government has decided to reopen cinemas and other entertainment centers in late July.