• Health workers remove the body of a man who died of COVID-19 coronavirus at his Home in Bandung on June 23, 2021, as Indonesia’s infection rates soar and hospitals are flooded with new patients, prompting warnings that the Southeast Asian nation's health crisis could spiral out of control. Picture: AFP.

    Indonesia expands nationwide COVID-19 curbs

    The new restrictions would apply to dozens of cities and extend from Sumatra island in the west to easternmost Papua as the highly infectious Delta variant rips across the Southeast Asian archipelago after battering densely populated Java.

  • FILE: A health worker administers the Sinovac vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus at a community health centre in Lambaro, Indonesia's Aceh province on 18 January 2021. Picture: AFP

    Indonesia hits 2 million virus cases as crisis deepens

    On Monday, official figures showed that Indonesia had recorded a daily record high of 14,536 cases, taking the total to just over two million with nearly 55,000 deaths, among a population of nearly 270 million.

  • FILE: Members of the Indonesia Rescue Agency prepare to take part in the search operation for an Indonesian Navy submarine that went missing during military exercises off the coast of Bali, at Celukan Bawang port in Buleleng province on 22 April 2021. Picture: Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

    Salvage effort under way for Indonesian submarine that sank

    Warships, planes and hundreds of military personnel had led a frantic search for the KRI Nanggala 402 since it disappeared this week during training exercises, hoping for a miracle rescue before its known oxygen reserves ran out.

  • Authorities said more parts from the vessel were discovered Sunday, including an anchor and safety suits worn by crew members. Picture: Handout / Indonesia Military / AFP.

    Hopes fade for Indonesia submarine crew as oxygen dwindles

    While warships, planes and hundreds of military personnel took part in a frantic search for the KRI Nanggala 402, authorities had said the German-built craft was equipped with enough oxygen for only three days after losing power.