Total War on Coronavirus

Thanks to alleged underreporting, the actual number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia might have reached hundreds of thousands by now.

03 April 2020 | 09:09 PM


Regions Plea for More Tests as Indonesia's Covid-19 Death Toll Climbs to Third-Highest in Asia

Indonesia has only conducted 7 PCR tests for every million of its population. Malaysia, in comparison, did 422 and South Korea 6,148.

03 April 2020 | 05:25 PM


Customs Office Simplifies Import Requirements for Medical Equipment

The Directorate General of Customs and Excise has simplified requirements to import medical equipment during the coronavirus epidemic.

03 April 2020 | 06:22 AM


Keep Calm and Puff Away: Indonesian Smokers Unfazed by Coronavirus

WHO warns smoking can cause severe complications in Covid-19 patients, but Indonesian smokers seem undaunted by the prospect.

03 April 2020 | 04:20 AM


Patient's Personal Data Should Be Protected During Pandemic: Research Laboratory

According to a survey, most Indonesians agree that Covid-19 patients' personal information should be released to the public.

03 April 2020 | 04:01 AM


Jakarta Policeman Demoted for Hosting Massive Wedding Party During Pandemic

A police notice issued on March 19 warned that people risk being charged by going out to parties during the pandemic.

02 April 2020 | 09:20 PM


Gov't Offers Social Safety Net Program for Jakartans, Issues No Ban for Idul Fitri Exodus

Jokowi said the social safety net program would be made available to low-income families in the capital.

02 April 2020 | 07:59 PM


Global Investors 'Confident' With Indonesian Economy: Central Bank

Bank Indonesia may not need to use its money-printing power after all as investors line up to buy recovery bonds.

02 April 2020 | 04:34 PM


Pandemic Pushes Gov't to Collect Zoom, Netflix Taxes Earlier Than Planned

The government will collect tax from digital services including Zoom and streaming services to strengthen the tax base.

02 April 2020 | 07:47 AM


Indonesia Releases 30,000 Prisoners as Covid-19 Cases Double in a Week

The government fears the country's crowded jails could become a breeding ground for coronavirus infection.

02 April 2020 | 04:58 AM