Choked hospitals treat Covid patients in corridors as Indonesia nears 'catastrophe'

Published on 30 Jun 2021 5:34:03 PM

Indonesia has reported record daily Covid-19 infections of more than 20,000 in recent days, in a new wave of infections fuelled by the emergence of highly transmissible virus variants and increased mobility after the fasting month of Ramadan.

Hospitals in several designated "red zone" areas have reported overcapacity, including the capital Jakarta, with its isolation beds 93% occupied as of Sunday (June 27).