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More grim numbers from Indonesia, which confirm it has set new daily records for both deaths and cases again.
Reuters report that data from the country’s Covid task force showed 34,379 new coronavirus infections and 1,040 new deaths. It was the third consecutive day of record new infections in Indonesia and the fourth straight day for record deaths.
A quick snap from Reuters here that Turkmenistan’s healthcare ministry said it was making Covid vaccination mandatory for all residents aged 18 and over.
Turkmenistan’s healthcare ministry said in an announcement published by state media that exceptions in the former Soviet region of Central Asia would only be made for those with medical issues preventing inoculation.