1 million Covid-19 cases in Indonesia

A nurse assisting a patient suffering from Covid-19 in the ICU of a hospital in Bogor, Indonesia, on Jan 26, 2021.
A nurse assisting a patient suffering from Covid-19 in the ICU of a hospital in Bogor, Indonesia, on Jan 26, 2021.PHOTO: REUTERS

Indonesia yesterday passed a grim landmark with one million coronavirus infections, with the country's hospitals pushed to the brink to take in patients.

Stories of sick people being bounced around overwhelmed hospitals are common. Covid-19 deaths total 28,468.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 27, 2021, with the headline '1 million cases in Indonesia'. Subscribe