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Indonesia expects a new wave of coronavirus infections will peak in early July, as the highly transmissible delta variant becomes more dominant in some areas and with the occupancy of hospitals in Jakarta hitting 75%, officials said.
OVER the last 15 months, several crucial weaknesses have been identified in the United States' healthcare system, with essential workers and ethnic minorities being exposed to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic due to a lack of social protection.
JAKARTA (Reuters): A jump in coronavirus cases on Indonesia's two most populous islands has health experts worried that the worst could be yet to come, with few curbs on movement at a time when dangerous variants drive record fatalities elsewhere in Southeast Asia
PETALING JAYA: The country needs a continuous series of financial aid instead of one-off payments in order to save jobs, businesses, and economic livelihood, says Pakatan Harapan.
TOKYO (Bloomberg): Japan’s medical establishment is becoming increasingly anxious about bringing together 78,000 people from 200 countries for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, even as the country struggles to keep coronavirus infections under control and speed up vaccinations.
PETALING JAYA: A nationwide full lockdown will take place from June 1-14.
PETALING JAYA: A nationwide full lockdown will take place from June 1 to 14 and all sectors will not be allowed to operate during this period except the essential economic and service sectors.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Largely spared the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic for most of 2020, South-east Asia is now in the grip of a new wave of infections that is putting unprecedented pressure on health systems of countries in the region and threatening to bring their economies to the ground.
AS Malaysia faces down another Covid-19 spike, there is ongoing debate about what the government should do to stem the tide.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Official tolls showing the number of deaths directly or indirectly attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be a "significant undercount", the World Health Organization said on Friday, saying 6-8 million people may have died so far.