Indonesia: Bali faces oxygen shortage, as nearly 2,300 Covid-19 related deaths reported in South-East Asia


Police officers walk as they guard the oxygen distribution at a refill factory amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Mengwi, Badung, Bali, Indonesia, July 22, 2021, in this photo taken by Antara Foto via Reuters

BANGKOK, July 25 (The Nation Thailand/ANN): The death toll in Asean hit a new high on Saturday, although there was a decline in new Covid-19 cases, collated data showed.

New Covid-19 cases on Saturday (July 24) fell to 97,990 compared to 100,068 on Friday, while 2,288 people died compared to 2,184 the previous day.

Health Ministry officials in Indonesia's Bali Island said that they are facing oxygen shortage due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases.

As of Thursday, patients' demand for oxygen was 113.3 tonnes, but hospitals across the island have only 40.5 tonnes of oxygen, officials said.

Recently, Indonesia had imported oxygen from countries, such as the US and China.

The government is currently holding discussions on whether the strict Covid-19 measures covering Bali, Java and 15 other provinces should be extended beyond Sunday.

The Vietnam government has imposed 15-day lockdown measures on its capital, Hanoi, in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Under the measures, people are not allowed to hold gatherings, while only government agencies, hospitals and some necessary businesses were allowed to open. - The Nation Thailand/ANN

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Aseanplus News

Vietnam president hosts CEO of US’ Quantum Group
Japan doubles Covid-19 vaccine donation pledge to 60 million doses
Cambodia reports 22 more Covid deaths and 638 new infections
Australian adviser to Myanmar's Suu Kyi appears in junta court
Panic buying sweeps through Brunei
Singapore core inflation rises to over 2-year high in August amid higher food prices
Covid-19 delays economic recovery in Laos: ADB
Philippines aims to vaccinate 90% of population against Covid-19 before 2022 election
Children under 12 now allowed to visit malls in Java
Thailand eyes reopening Trang to tourists from Oct 15

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers