Indonesia records unprecedented daily spike in COVID-19 cases as ‘new normal’ commences

first_imgThe Indonesian Health Ministry confirmed 993 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the highest single-day increase in the official count to date. The data arrived as the government began to loosen social restrictions under the so-called “new normal” policy.National COVID-19 task force spokesman Achmad Yurianto said 286 new cases had been recorded in East Java, the country’s new COVID-19 epicenter. Earlier, authorities declared the provincial capital of Surabaya a “black zone” because more than 3,000 cases had been confirmed in the city.Jakarta – the previous outbreak epicenter – recorded 104 new cases on Saturday. “Based on our analysis of the latest data, the cases were discovered through aggressive contact tracing of infected individuals in addition to waves of Indonesian migrant workers returning to the country through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport [in Tangerang, Banten],” Yurianto said during a press briefing on Saturday.Read also: Experts warn of turbulent ‘new normal’ amid COVID-19 data, testing issuesThe rise in cases came as the central government and several regional administrations began to ease restrictions to allow business to resume.Jakarta was one such region. Governor Anies Baswedan announced on Wednesday that the capital would enter a transitional phase to gradually ease restrictions in several sectors. The plan included reopening houses of worship and increasing the operation of public transportation. Jakarta began its transition on Friday. Muslims in the capital were able to perform congregational Friday prayers in mosques.Yurianto said 17 provinces had reported fewer than 10 new cases on Saturday, while six others had reported no additional cases.National COVID-19 task force head Doni Monardo said earlier that restrictions would be eased only in regencies and municipalities that had zero new COVID-19 cases.As of Saturday, 30,514 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the country, with 1,801 deaths and 9,907 recoveries.Topics :last_img read more

EveryMatrix enhances offering with Yggdrasil partnership

first_imgShare As part of a new partnership, games from developer Yggdrasil are to be available to the operator network of software supplier EveryMatrix, including in the regulated markets of Denmark and the UK.The newly formed deal means that EveryMatrix’s flagship CasinoEngine will enrich its portfolio with Yggdrasil’s entire catalogue of casino slots and table games. This will include latest slot release Hanzo’s Dojo, classic titles such as Winterberries and the popular Vikings trilogy.EveryMatrix offers a range of solutions to some of the industry’s largest operators including its state-of-the-art CasinoEngine igaming integration platform, content aggregation, sportsbook, affiliate and payment technologies.The platform provider will also have access to Yggdrasil’s first table game, the multiplayer Sonya Blackjack, which was launched in June. Sonya Blackjack uses motion-capture technology and features intuitive mobile gameplay and a 3D dealer to create an immersive playing environment.Stian Hornsletten, co-founder and CasinoEngine CEO at EveryMatrix, commented: “Yggdrasil continues to lead the way in developing and delivering revolutionary games and we’re thrilled to be able to offer their unique content to our wide network of partners.”Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO of Yggdrasil, added: “We’re delighted to agree terms with EveryMatrix enabling us to offer our highly engaging casino slots and table games to even more operators. #“EveryMatrix has a long history in the industry and our partnership will be hugely beneficial for both companies.” Submit Share Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 Related Articles PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more