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    Indonesia has overtaken India as Asia’s pandemic epicentre.

    It recorded more than 34,000 new infections and 1,300 deaths on Monday.

    Researchers believe the real figures could be much higher because of low testing rates.

    Graveyards are working round the clock.

    Overwhelmed hospitals are telling patients to bring their own oxygen, and 114 doctors have died of COVID-19 this month, despite being fully vaccinated.

    How did the outbreak spiral out of control?

    Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

    Guests:

    Irma Hidayana – co-founder of LaporCOVID-19, an independent coronavirus data initiative.

    Dicky Budiman – Epidemiologist, Griffith University, Australia

    Bambang Harymurti – Indonesian public policy analyst.

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