Indonesian city Surabaya turns into ‘black zone’ as COVID-19 cases mount

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JAKARTA — Surabaya in East Java has turned into a “black zone” as the region recorded nearly 3,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.

East Java COVID-19 task force head Joni Wahyuhadi said regions with confirmed coronavirus cases across the province appeared red on the administration’s official coronavirus map and would appear darker as they continued to record more cases.

“As a region records more cases, it will appear increasingly darker and eventually black on the map,” Joni said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.

As of Tuesday, Surabaya has recorded 2,748 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 253 deaths linked to the disease, making it the epicenter of the coronavirus out…

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