The uptick in the number of occupied beds for Covid-19 patients in Jakarta's referral hospitals comes amid a surge in new infections on Saturday, Nov. 14.
Jakarta has 117,462 confirmed Covid-19 cases as of Saturday along with a 92.1 percent recovery rate.
2. Jokowi Reminds the UN to Fulfill Promise of Equal Access to Covid-19 Vaccine and Drugs
During this year’s virtual 11th ASEAN-UN Summit, Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo reminded the importance of ensuring equal access to a Covid-19 vaccine and drugs for the UN’s reputation.
Jokowi opened his speech by stating that the UN must restore public trust in multilateralism which can be done through the global fight against the pandemic.
In the short-term, the UN must ensure that everyone gains access to a Covid-19 vaccine and other drugs while in the long-term, ASEAN and the United Nations can collaborate to prepare for future pandemics.
The Indonesia President highlights some mechanisms that have proved successful for ASEAN’s response in mitigating the pandemic such as the ASEAN Response Fund for Covid-19, ASEAN Travel Corridor Arrangement Framework, and the ASEAN Regional Reserve of Medical Supplies.
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