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Jakarta Post

Recent pandemic developments ‘worrying’: Business association

  • Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 27, 2021   /  02:07 pm
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Shoppers walk past a department store at Ambarukmo Plaza in Yogyakarta on Tuesday.(JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

Business association has called the nation’s recent surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations “worrying” as the country seeks to emerge from pandemic restrictions through a mass vaccination campaign. On Tuesday, the government reported 13,094 new confirmed cases, causing the nation’s cumulative case tally to surpass 1 million. Read also: ‘Wrong’ strategy brings Indonesia closer to 1 million COVID-19 cases Some provinces have reported bed occupancy rates well above the national average of 64 percent. The occupancy rate of intensive care and isolation wards in Jakarta has reached 84 percent, the worst in the country, followed by Banten, Yogyakarta, West Java and Bali. “It has been quite worrying because hospitals are full and the virus is spreading very quickly and close to our daily lives,” Indonesian Employers Association (Ap...