Indonesia has had more than 3 million coronavirus infections and at least 82,000 deaths with the Delta variant-driven spread showing no sign of slowing.
The Sardjito hospital on the island of Java says 63 patients died after it nearly ran out of oxygen from Saturday until early on Sunday, when fresh supplies arrived.
Mosques, restaurants and shopping malls shuttered in virus hotspots after Southeast Asian country records more than 25,000 new cases and 539 deaths in new daily records.
Outbreaks in several countries are raising questions over the effectiveness of Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines against more infectious Covid-19 variants.
New infections and death rate have shot up amid fears that the more infectious Delta variant is spreading.
More than 350 Indonesian doctors have contracted Covid-19, with at least five dead, despite being vaccinated with Sinovac, while dozens are hospitalised as concerns rise about the efficacy of some vaccines against more virulent virus strains.
"Suara Hati Istri", which means "a wife's innermost thoughts", sparks backlash after it cast a 14-year-old as the wife in a polygamous marriage.
Of the 90 people who set off on a troubled journey from Bangladesh in hopes of sanctuary in Malaysia, eight were found dead by Indian Coast Guards in February.
Indonesia’s Voice of Baceprot first attracted attention with cover songs but went bigger after their 2018 single “School Revolution”, which took aim at the country’s strict education system.
Navy spokesperson Julius Widjojono says there are no plans to continue the retrieval effort for the 44-year-old submarine after cooperation with China ended.
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