Coronavirus live: Germany should lift all Covid curbs by September, says minister; Indonesia flies in oxygen

Posted by on July 6, 2021 9:41 am
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German minister says Covid restrictions no longer justified once everyone is offered a vaccine; Indonesia seeks oxygen supplies from neighbouring countries

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The number of Covid infections and deaths among children in Indonesia has risen sharply over the past month, a senior paediatrician has said, as the country faces its most severe outbreak since the start of the pandemic.

Indonesia introduced new restrictions last week in the capital Jakarta, Java, and Bali in an attempt to curb its latest wave, which is the most severe since the start of the pandemic. Hospitals in cities across Java, which have been overwhelmed by the surge in patient numbers, have been forced to turn people away because they have run out of oxygen and beds.

Related: Warning over children as Indonesia suffers its worst Covid outbreak

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Joe Biden is to speak today on his administration’s ongoing efforts to get Americans vaccinated against coronavirus. The speech comes two days after the country failed to meet his goal of having 70% of American adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4, the US independence day.

You may keep up to date with developments with our US blog.

Related: Biden to discuss Covid response after US misses vaccination target – live

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