The tense situation in many localities has put the Indonesian health system at risk of collapse. Specifically, the daily infections and the number of hospital beds filled in 43 areas are in the “red zone”.
Shortages of oxygen supply were noted in a number of hospitals. The number of infections increased too quickly, hospitals were overloaded and had to set up makeshift hospital beds in parking lots. Many patients did not have time to find admission to the hospital, and died.
The Indonesian government on July 7 tightened restrictions nationwide. Accordingly, workers in non-essential occupations must work from home. Restaurants and bars have limited opening hours.
Previously, epidemic prevention regulations were applied in Jakarta and some of the hardest-hit areas of the epidemic.
Currently, Indonesia is the largest epidemic area in Southeast Asia with more than 2.3 million infections and 62,908 deaths. Officials and experts warn that Indonesia is at risk of becoming a second India in this outbreak.