JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia continues to face an uphill climb against Covid-19, as the number of cases in the country reach over a million.
Yet the pandemic is by no means the only ongoing problem faced by the country. The government is facing renewed political tensions in Papua, after a disagreement over the Sinovac vaccine between one of President Joko Widodo’s political stalwarts and a human rights figure in the province turned ugly because of racial tensions.
And the Indonesian public realized that the search for oil and gas should be left to the experts, after a burst gas well in Sumatra killed five people and injured 24 others. Read on to get more on these news, as curated by our editors:
Indonesia’s Covid-19 Cases Pass One Million Covid-19 Mark
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage unabated throughout Indonesia, nearly a year after the country’s first case was found last March. The government could not contain the virus, as it tallied over a million cases for Covid-19 nationwide.
“[Indonesia’s Covid-19] cases currently stand at 1,012,350, after another 13,094 cases were found nationwide over the past 24 hours,” said the Indonesian Covid-19 Task Force on Tuesday, January 26 in its website www.covid19.go.id .
The number of those killed in the Covid-19 pandemic stood at 28,648 people, after another 336 people died in the pandemic. On the upside, 820,356 of Covid-19 were given a clean bill of health.
“There are an estimated 163,256 active Covid-19 cases, and another 82,156 people were suspected ”of having the coronavirus.” Covid-19 has been found in 510 regencies and cities across Indonesia’s 34 provinces, or 99 percen of the country’s territory.