Residents stand in line for hours to refill oxygen tanks on Jalan Minangkabau Barat in South Jakarta on July 15, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Jakarta Residents Queue For Oxygen Amid Covid-19 Surge
BY :YUDHA BASKORO
JULY 15, 2021
Jakarta. Residents carrying oxygen cylinders formed a long queue on Jalan Minangkabau in South Jakarta on Thursday, as the capital is facing oxygen shortage amid a dramatic surge in newly Covid-19 cases.
They were waiting to get free refill into the empty tanks for relatives or friends self-isolating at homes with Covid-19.The donation was arranged by non-governmental group AQL Peduli for three days with a target of filling 100 oxygen cylinders per day.
Jakarta is home to 26 percent of Covid-19 cases across the country, whose daily tally has been overtaking that of India for the last four days.Indonesia set a new high in daily figures with 56,757 cases on Thursday, taking the country’s total to 2.7 million.