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Jokowi Replaces Indonesia Health Minister as Covid Deaths Spike

  • Budi Gunadi Sadikin is new health chief as cases top 670,000
  • New ministers named for trade, social affairs, tourism posts

Indonesian President Joko Widodo replaced the country’s health chief as part of a cabinet revamp to bolster government efforts against Southeast Asia’s worst coronavirus outbreak.

Budi Gunadi Sadikin, who heads the country’s task force for national economic recovery, was appointed as health minister to replace Terawan Agus Putranto, Widodo said in a speech Tuesday.