Warning over children as Indonesia suffers its worst Covid outbreak

Posted by on July 6, 2021 8:59 am
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Hospitals struggle to cope as senior paediatrician says cases rising rapidly among minors

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. 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.

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