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Delta-driven COVID-19 surges worsen in parts of Asia

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A number of Asian countries, especially in the southeast, reported more daily highs for COVID-19 cases, as global health officials continue their push for more equitable vaccine distribution to beat back the pandemic.Concerns deepen about Southeast AsiaIndonesia, currently the region's worst hot spot, continues to report about 50,000 new cases a day, and it reported a record number of deaths, with 1,449 more fatalities reported, according to Xinhua, China's state news agency.A few days ago Indonesian President Joko Widodo said the country, currently under a partial  lockdown, may ease restrictions next week, due to a decline in cases, according to Reuters.

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