Indonesia orders citizens to wear face masks as virus cases soar Apr 06, 2020 0 119 12345 Jakarta Indonesian citizens are now required to wear face masks when they are outside, the government announced on Sunday, as the number of Covid-19 cases rose to 2,273.The order to wear a face mask is in accordance with recommendations from the World Health Organization, according to Achmad Yurianto, the government spokesman for issues relating to the disease.“Starting today, everyone has to wear face masks when going outside,” Yurianto said, noting that “even asymptomatic people could be a virus spreader.” Citizens should wear washable cloth masks since surgical masks and N95 masks are for medical workers only. Indonesia reported 181 new cases of infection on Sunday, according to Yurianto, while 14 more patients have been cured, bringing the total to 164. (DPA) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Nine militants, three soldiers killed in clashes in Indian Kashmir Apr 06, 2020 0 387 20,000 worshippers quarantined in Pakistan after major search Apr 06, 2020 0 371 China sends experts as Manila mulls extending coronavirus lockdown Apr 06, 2020 0 357 Sydney coronavirus cruise ship fiasco prompts criminal investigation DPA Canberra Police say they are launching a criminal investigation into why a cruise ship was allowed to disembark in Sydney, resulting in more than 10 per cent of the total coronavirus cases in Australia. The Ruby .. Fishing boat takes 202 Rohingya migrants to Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on Sunday detained 202 suspected Rohingya Muslims who arrived illegally by boat, a top official said, raising fears that people smugglers are back in action despite the coronavirus pandemic. .. Taliban accuses US and its allies of violating agreement DPA Kabul The Taliban militant group on Sunday accused the United States and its allies of violating an agreement signed over a month ago in Doha, the capital of Qatar. The US military in Afghanistan rejected the .. Tokyo records 143 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours Tokyo Tokyo recorded 143 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, taking the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, to over 1,000. Sunday’s figure marks .. Singapore quarantines migrant workers in virus fight AFP Singapore Singapore has put nearly 20,000 migrant workers under quarantine for two weeks after a growing number of coronavirus infections were detected in their dormitories, authorities said on Sunday. The .. New Zealand coronavirus cases rise above 1000; only one death Sydney The number of novel coronavirus cases in New Zealand has reached over 1,000, health officials announced Sunday. As of Sunday morning there were 1,039 cases in the country, up 89 from the previous day, while still .. Up to 130 officers from Hong Kong anti-riot squad to be quarantined Hong Kong Up to 130 police from Hong Kong’s elite tactical squad will be quarantined for 14 days after a second officer from the unit tested positive for the novel coronavirus, local media reported on Sunday. All male ..