Published on: 09-Sep-2020
Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, will reinstate wide-scale social restrictions "as soon as possible" because a rise in coronavirus infections threatens to strain its health system, its governor said on Wednesday. Experts from Singapore's NTU told a news conference they expected hospitals in Jakarta to reach full capacity this month if stricter measures were not imposed and said the death toll could hit 3,000 in Jakarta by the end of October. "The slower we move, the harder it is to fight the pandemic, the more victims will fall," Sulfikar Amir, a disaster sociologist, said.
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