TANGERANG, Indonesia – An older Indonesian couple, Sinyo and Henny Kawilarang, tested positive for the coronavirus in early July. But with only mild symptoms, they decided to self-isolate at home amid a surge in cases of the highly infectious delta variant in Indonesia.
The residents of Tangerang, in the suburbs of Jakarta, made the decision based on a doctor’s recommendation. It was difficult for them to find hospitals to admit them for treatment, amid bed occupancy rates exceeding 90% in many health facilities.
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