People at a train station in Jakarta during morning rush hour. Photo: Reuters
People at a train station in Jakarta during morning rush hour. Photo: Reuters
Indonesia

Coronavirus: Indonesia urged to tighten curbs during 4th wave as cases of Omicron subvariants rise

  • On Tuesday, Indonesia had 2,167 new infections, with at least 143 cases of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 – a number health experts said was ‘the tip of the iceberg’ due to a lack of testing
  • The country has persistently recorded an increase in new cases in the past weeks, with the health minister predicting a peak of ‘17,000 or 18,000’ daily cases around the third week of July

People at a train station in Jakarta during morning rush hour. Photo: Reuters
People at a train station in Jakarta during morning rush hour. Photo: Reuters
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