July 14, 2021, 06.44 PM

Budi said the Indonesian government was preparing scenarios to face a 30 percent increase in cases over the next two weeks. The measures include converting more regular hospital beds into treatment facilities for Covid-19.

"There are still beds nationwide, but cases in several provinces are already very high due to the uneven distribution of the Delta variant," said Budi.

The Indonesian government earlier this year also designated 30 percent of the 400,000 hospital beds nationwide for Covid-19 treatment. However, things quickly filled up after the homecoming and Eid holiday in May when the more contagious Delta strain spread across the country.

(Writer: Tito Hilmawan Reditya | Editor : Tito Hilmawan Reditya)

Source: https://www.kompas.com/global/read/2021/07/14/060000570/indonesia-melampaui-india-bersiap-jadi-episentrum-baru-covid-19-asia

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