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New W. Java virus cluster linked to dance event

Test tube with Corona virus name label is seen in this illustration taken on January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic(REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)
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Jakarta   ●   Fri, October 30 2020

A new COVID-19 cluster has emerged in Karawang, West Java, after 11 people who attended the anniversary of a dance group tested positive for the virus.

Karawang COVID-19 task force spokesman Fitra Hergyana said that one person had been infected with the virus when they attended the event recently at a restaurant in West Karawang.

"After tracing and conducting swab tests, we found that 10 other people were COVID-19 positive," Fitra said on Tuesday, as quoted by tribunnews.com. He added that this proved that the coronavirus spreads very fast in a crowd.

"As of Tuesday, many patients are still in isolation or being treated [in Karawang]. The Karawang administration is currently short of health workers because many of them also [have the virus]," he said. 

The regency’s hospitals are currently treating 34...

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