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Indonesia Covid deaths pass 100,000 as Delta overwhelms hospitals

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Indonesia’s health ministry has recorded 1,747 new deaths of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the nation’s total deaths to 100,636. The south-east Asian country has been struggling to cope with the highly contag...

Indonesia loosens Covid restrictions despite record deaths

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Indonesia’s government has said small businesses and some shopping malls can reopen despite warnings that loosening curbs could spark another Covid wave. President Joko Widodo said measures imposed in early July would...

Making coffins, giving shelter: volunteers step in as Covid overwhelms Indonesia

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Every day, before 7am, volunteers gather in front of a house in Yogyakarta. Wearing masks and maintaining distance, they measure and cut panels of wood, smoothing the edges with sandpaper. For the past 11 days, the fr...

Indonesia triples oxygen supplies as Covid-19 outbreak worsens

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Indonesia is tripling its oxygen supplies to hospitals as data suggests the Delta variant of coronavirus is now driving the country’s worsening outbreak, accounting for more than 60% of recent cases. Indonesia’s healt...

Indonesia tightens restrictions as it confirms record new coronavirus infections

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Indonesian health authorities are battling a new surge in coronavirus infections, as the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) reported the highest one-day total, with 14,535 cases confirmed in the 24 hours t...

Poignant video shows crew of sunken Indonesia submarine singing farewell song

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A poignant video has emerged showing the crew of a sunken Indonesian submarine singing happily together on board their vessel. The video, filmed a few weeks before the KRI Nanggala 402 went down with all hands lost, s...

Indonesia continues search for missing submarine carrying 53 people

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Hope is fading for the 53 crew members on a missing Indonesian submarine, as the search for the vessel continues off the coast of Bali. The Indonesian navy has revealed that an oil spill at sea was spotted near the ea...

Indonesia earthquake: at least seven dead on Java island

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At least seven people were killed after a 6.0 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s main Java island on Saturday, as the country reels from a cyclone disaster. The afternoon quake hit offshore about 45 k...

Anger after Indonesia offers Elon Musk Papuan island for SpaceX launchpad

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Papuans whose island has been offered up as a potential launch site for Elon Musk’s SpaceX project have told the billionaire Tesla chief his company is not welcome on their land, and its presence would devastate their...