March 10, 2020 / 11:26 AM / in 22 days

Indonesia confirms eight new coronavirus cases, taking total to 27

Staff spray disinfectant on the market wall after tourists' from the Viking Sun cruise ship visit in Badung market, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia March 9, 2020 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo/ via REUTERS

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s health ministry reported eight new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the total number there to 27.

The ages of the new patients ranged from 33 to 73, ministry official Achmad Yurianto told reporters. Two of them were foreigners, he said.

Five of the new cases had been imported, two were traced to an earlier cluster and the origin of one was still being investigated, he added.

Reporting by Maikel Jefriando; Wrting by Stanley Widianto; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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