Indonesia reports record rise in COVID-19 deaths

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Indonesia reported on Friday a record increase of 1,025 deaths from COVID-19, bringing the country’s total tally of fatalities to more than 71,000. The country also reported 54,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases to 2.78 million. Meanwhile in Singapore, the country’s health ministry said it would retighten some restrictions on social gatherings, including allowing only two people to dine-in at restaurants, from next week to combat a recent rise in COVID-19 cases.

However, authorities will allow fully vaccinated individuals to continue to eat inside in groups of up to five at restaurants that have sufficient checks in place.

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