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Indonesia schools start cautious reopening after devastating virus wave

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By Ajeng Ulfiana and Stanley Widianto JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s capital Jakarta reopened 600 of its schools on Monday as coronavirus restrictions eased, though a teacher federation urged caution and warned of clusters in classrooms caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant. Jakarta’s infection rate has dropped, authorities said, from a peak last month that saw Indonesia become Asia’s coronavirus epicentre, with more than 4 million cases and 131,000 fatalities overall. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said 610 of 10,000 schools deemed safe had opened at 50% capacity in a resumption …

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