28 Jul 2021

Papua and West Papua in crisis

From Midday Report, 12:54 pm on 28 July 2021

As in much of Indonesia, the country's eastern-most provinces of Papua and West Papua are struggling to contain the spread of Covid-19.

According to local health authorities, there have been almost 47-thousand confirmed cases and 860 reported deaths from the virus.

RNZ Pacfic's Johnny Blades has been following the situation and spoke to Max Towle.