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Australia to donate AstraZeneca, oxygen to virus-hit Indonesia

Australia to donate AstraZeneca, oxygen to virus-hit Indonesia

Australia, COVID-19, HEALTH, INDONESIA, PANDEMIC
Australia will send 2.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Indonesia as well as testing kits and ventilators as part of a $12 million package for oxygen-related equipment announced on Wednesday night. The support effort comes as south-east Asia’s largest country suffers a devastating new wave of the Delta variant of COVID-19 that has caused infections and deaths to climb to record levels and left hospital beds and oxygen in short supply. Foreign Minister Marise Payne said she had spoken to her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi on Wednesday and confirmed an assistance package for Australia’s near neighbour as it battles the worst virus outbreak of the region. It includes a shipment of AstraZeneca by the end of the year as well as more than 40,000 rapid antigen test...
Indonesia reports record 1,040 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Indonesia reports record 1,040 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

COVID-19, HEALTH, INDONESIA, PANDEMIC, TERROR
Workers bury the bodies of Covid-19 coronavirus victims at the Pedurenan public cemetery in Bekasi, West Java, on Wednesday. (AFP photo) The daily death toll from Covid-19 in Indonesia exceeded 1,000 for the first time, intensifying the battle to contain a resurgence of infections that has overwhelmed its medical system. The nation reported 1,040 more deaths in the past 24 hours, double the number just a week ago, latest ministry data show. It registered 34,379 new cases as of Wednesday, also a daily record. Southeast Asia’s biggest economy is preparing a response should daily cases hit 70,000, which would be a worst-case scenario, according to Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, who is overseeing the pandemic response in the country’s most-populated islands of Java and Bali. The government ...
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