Tag Archives: Indonesia

Devastated Indonesian parents mourn children lost to COVID-19 | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Paga / Jakarta, Indonesia – At a hospital in Indonesia’s Sikka regency, funeral workers have come to collect a small coffin left outside the emergency ward. It is light enough for the two workers to carry with ease. Inside is the body of a two-month-old baby. Her name was …

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WHO to trial malaria, arthritis drugs as COVID treatments | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Three drugs will be added to the UN agency’s global trial to test their efficacy in patients hospitalised with COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) will test three new drugs as potential treatments for people in hospital with severe COVID-19 as it expands its global trial to 52 countries. …

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Indonesia’s Aceh medics offer COVID lifeline for the isolated | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Medan, Indonesia – It was the evening after the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on July 20 when Hambal M Zain began to run a fever. The 61-year-old coffee shop owner, who lives in the city of Banda Aceh in the northwestern Aceh Province, thought little of it at …

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Indonesia’s huge coronavirus outbreak could be the perfect breeding ground for the world’s next variant

A man wearing a mask and hat walks by a fire blazing in a room.

[ad_1] Experts fear Indonesia, considered one of the world’s COVID-19 epicentres, is now a high-risk “hotspot” for the emergence of a new coronavirus “super strain”. An alarming second wave in the country has been largely fuelled by the highly infectious Delta variant, which was first identified in India’s out-of-control outbreak. And now …

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Covid-19 Delta variant is pushing Southeast Asia to breaking point

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN —   Countries across Asia are grappling with their worst coronavirus outbreaks of the pandemic, spurred by low vaccine rates and the highly-contagious Delta variant. While nations such as China, Japan and South Korea are seeing growing outbreaks, the sharp edge of the Delta wave is …

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Rapid virus spread through Indonesia taxes health workers

[ad_1] JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Irman Pahlepi is back at work in Jakarta’s Dr. Suyoto public hospital, immediately resuming his duties treating COVID-19 patients after recovering from an infection himself — for the second time. With numbers of infections in Indonesia skyrocketing and deaths steadily climbing, health care workers are …

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Endangered Sumatran tigers recovering from COVID in Jakarta zoo | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] In Indonesia, two male Sumatran tigers are recovering from coronavirus after testing positive in mid-July, with officials trying to determine how they were infected. Jakarta city officials say two critically endangered male Sumatran tigers at a zoo in Indonesia’s capital tested positive for coronavirus but are expected to recover. …

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Indonesia extends COVID curbs by a week as hospitals deluged | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Indonesia has become Asia’s COVID-19 epicentre with hospitals overwhelmed, particularly on the densely populated island of Java and on Bali. Indonesia extended its COVID-19 restrictions by a week to August 2 to try to curb infections, President Joko Widodo has announced, after the government said it would add more intensive care units amid …

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Indonesia: Raging pandemic offers fertile ground for new variants | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] The speed and scale of the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia has created a perfect breeding ground for a potential new super-strain that could be even more contagious and deadly than the Delta variant, infectious disease experts from around the world are warning. Last week Indonesia surpassed India and Brazil …

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Man with coronavirus disguises as wife on Indonesian flight

[ad_1] TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian man with the coronavirus has boarded a domestic flight disguised as his wife, wearing a niqab covering his face and carrying fake IDs and a negative PCR test result. But the cover didn’t last long. Police say a flight attendant aboard a Citilink …

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