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Grappling with ‘worst-case scenario’, Indonesia faces more COVID-19 pain

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By Gayatri Suroyo and Stanley Widianto (Reuters) -Indonesia is already grappling with a “worst-case scenario” COVID-19 situation, a senior minister said on Thursday, adding the government was preparing for a further climb in cases as the more virulent Delta variant continues to spread. The world’s fourth most populous country is struggling to slow virus transmission even after imposing its toughest mobility curbs so far. Indonesia began its vaccine rollout in January, but only about 5.8% of its 270 million people have received both shots. Wednesday’s tally of more than 54,000 cases was the lat…

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