Covid-19 Spreads to Small Islands, Remote Areas
Lakor is a small island in the Wallacea archipelagic zone and is inhabited by around 3,000 people. Reaching the island requires taking a charter flight from Ambon or a four-day journey by boat.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS — The Covid-19 pandemic has spread to Indonesia’s outermost islands and remote areas, where health facilities and medical workers are more limited. The risks the people in those areas face are therefore even greater.
Daniel Latelay, the head of Sera Community Health Center (Puskesmas) on Lakor Island, Southwest Maluku, Maluku, said on Friday (13/8/2021) that Covid-19 cases had been detected in the area since July 2021.