- June 23, 2021
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Daily News
- Indonesia reported on 23 Jun 21 a record 15,308 new coronavirus infections, its COVID-19 taskforce said.
- The new cases brought the total to 2,033,421. It also reported 303 new COVID-19 deaths, taking overall fatalities to 55,594.
- “We still have to face a difficult test because these past few days the COVID-19 pandemic has flared up again,” President Joko Widodo said on 23 Jun 21. “This disease does not discriminate.”
- More than 100 cases of the Delta variant have been identified across the archipelago, with outbreaks in Java pushing hospital occupancy past 90% in some areas.
- In Jakarta, cases are also rising. On 22 May 21, Jakarta reported 932 new cases, but that more than tripled to 3,221 on 22 Jun 21, according to official data.
- It took almost 14 hours to collect a COVID-19 corpse in Jakarta this week, police said, as the Indonesian capital scrambles to deal with a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths.
- Beds at ICUs in 140 COVID-19 referral hospitals in Jakarta were 81% full on 20 Jun 21, while isolation rooms were at 90% capacity, said Dr Sulung Mulia Putra, from the Jakarta health agency.
- The worsening state of the pandemic in Indonesia has pushed Hong Kong to ban all passenger flights from the Southeast Asian nation, deeming the country’s arrivals “extremely high risk” for the coronavirus.
- The Hong Kong government said late on 23 Jun 21 it was suspending flights from 25 Jun 21 after the number of imported COVID-19 cases from Indonesia crossed thresholds set by the global financial hub.
- Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Hong Kong’s ban was “temporary” and that migrant workers affected by the new regulation should contact their employers and agents.
External Link : https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSP9N2MG021