Coronavirus: Indonesia confirms 81 new cases, 6 more deaths

A photo taken on March 11, 2020, shows a medical worker pulling a stretcher from an ambulance to the isolation room for Covid-19 patients at Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
A photo taken on March 11, 2020, shows a medical worker pulling a stretcher from an ambulance to the isolation room for Covid-19 patients at Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia has confirmed 81 new coronavirus cases and six more deaths, bringing the total number of cases to 450 and deaths to 38, a health ministry official told reporters on Saturday (March 21).

This comes a day after the governor of Jakarta declared a state of emergency in the Indonesian capital for the next two weeks over the coronavirus outbreak as the death toll in the country climbed to the highest in South-east Asia.