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Jokowi warns against hoarding as virus triggers panic buying

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Indonesia's commuter train officials distribute free-protective masks to the passengers following confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease.

[JAKARTA] Indonesian President Joko Widodo warned against hoarding of food and other essential goods after the country's first cases of confirmed coronavirus sparked panic buying at supermarkets.

"I urge people not to buy goods in bulk or massively," Mr Joko, known as Jokowi, told...

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