[Singapore = Hiroshi Mori]In Indonesia, the Indian mutant of the highly infectious new coronavirus “Delta strain” has expanded rapidly, raising concerns about the collapse of medical care, especially in Java, where the capital Jakarta is located. According to the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia, about 300 Japanese residents have been infected and 12 have died. The embassy cautions that the infection situation could be exacerbated. The Indonesian government announced on the 7th that the number of newly infected people per day was 34,379 and the number of deaths was 1,040, both of which were the highest ever. The cumulative number of infected people has exceeded 2.3 million. In Jakarta, there are a number of hospitals where the usage rate of beds exceeds 90%, and the shortage of medical supplies is serious. The government wants to hurry to vaccinate the people, but only about 5% of the population has completed the vaccination. The government has begun negotiations with Singapore and China to receive support such as medical oxygen. From the 6th, in order to prevent inflow from overseas, foreigners are required to show a certificate confirming the completion of vaccination when they enter the country. According to the Japanese embassy, the number of Japanese infected may be even higher. There is also a growing movement among Japanese companies to evacuate expatriates.