As COVID-19 devastates Indonesia, many deaths go unreported
Al Jazeera, 18 Jul 2021
Southeast Asia’s worst COVID-19 outbreak shows no sign of slowing down, with more than 50,000 cases confirmed each day.
Indonesia’s COVID-19 death toll has now crossed 70,000. But experts are warning that the death toll is likely to be three to five times higher than the official number as hundreds of people have died in their homes since June, after they had no choice but to self-isolate due to no capacity at overwhelmed hospitals.
COVID-19 burial sites are overwhelmed, and gravediggers are working well into the night to keep up with demand.
Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from the capital, Jakarta.
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