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Indonesia has reported 4,105 new infections, taking the total to 361,867, data from the country’s taskforce shows. The data added 80 new deaths, taking the total to 12,511.

Both the number of cases and deaths in the Southeast Asian country are the highest in the region.

Farrer predicted a “tough” Christmas, saying he does not believe families will be able to come together this year as they may ordinarily do. He said the next few months were going to be a difficult period but that the country needed to get through it until vaccines and treatments were available.

The director of the Wellcome Trust also said the data he has seen suggests compliance with restrictions has been better than some think, but that they restrictions themselves have been insufficient.

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