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Indonesia’s Covid Cases Reach Two-Month High as Omicron Looms

A healthcare worker collects a swab sample at a coronavirus testing site in Jakarta.

A healthcare worker collects a swab sample at a coronavirus testing site in Jakarta.

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Indonesia added the highest number of Covid-19 cases in two months and breached a key threshold that could prompt tighter restrictions.

The health ministry reported 533 infections on Thursday, the most since Nov. 4, with seven people dying from the disease. More than half of the new cases were found in the capital Jakarta, which reported 267.