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Indonesia becomes second in Asia to hit 100,000 covid deaths

Beyond Java

In early July, the government imposed its strictest set of movement limits on the most populated island of Java and tourist destination Bali to curb the spread of the virus, before expanding similar restrictions to the rest of the country. Daily cases have since eased from the peak reached on July 15, especially in the capital Jakarta that had long been the local virus hotspot. Infections are now spreading through provinces beyond Java, including in East Kalimantan and Riau.

Indonesia seeks to quicken its vaccine rollout with a target of administering 2.5 million doses a day this month and the next, more than double the rate in July. Lack of supply remains the key hurdle. The majority of Sinovac Biotech Ltd. shots it’s relying

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