Indonesia Becomes Asia’s New Coronavirus Hotspot, Asian Access Distributes Vitamins and Medicine to People in Isolation

The image shows people getting tested for COVID-19 in Indonesia. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

Indonesia has surpassed Brazil and India as the country with most new COVID-19 cases per day. Indonesia reported over 56,000 new cases on Thursday. However, a lack of adequate testing means the true numbers may be much higher.

Juserdi Purba with Asian Access Indonesia says a Muslim holiday in May might have helped spread the delta variant around the country. “The government imposed the Emergency Public Activity Restriction, especially for Java and Bali Island because these are the most populous and popular Islands in Indonesia.”

Purba says hospitals on these islands have reached 80% occupancy. The government has begun converting other buildings to treat patients.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Praise God for the faithfulness and love of Indonesian Christians.
  • Pray Indonesia will have a greater access to vaccines soon.

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