A health worker checks a woman’s temperature in Central Java, Indonesia, on March 31, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters A health worker checks a woman’s temperature in Central Java, Indonesia, on March 31, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
A health worker checks a woman’s temperature in Central Java, Indonesia, on March 31, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters

Coronavirus: Indonesia frees 18,000 inmates, as it records highest death toll in Asia behind China

  • The Southeast Asian country announced 170 deaths on April 2, passing South Korea to have the highest number of recorded fatalities in Asia after China
  • It says the release of prisoners will take pressure off jails beset by unsanitary conditions and long at risk of infectious diseases

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health worker checks a woman’s temperature in Central Java, Indonesia, on March 31, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters A health worker checks a woman’s temperature in Central Java, Indonesia, on March 31, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
A health worker checks a woman’s temperature in Central Java, Indonesia, on March 31, 2020. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters
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