Renowned Preacher Calls for Empathy Following Protests Against Covid-19 Victim Burial

Several names have urged for public to erase any stigma and prejudices on Covid-19 victims.

#HEALTH

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.

APRIL 03 #HEALTH

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.

APRIL 03 #HEALTH

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.

APRIL 03 #POLICY

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.

APRIL 03 #HEALTH

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.

APRIL 03 #HEALTH

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.

APRIL 02 #SECURITY

VISION

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention

Face mask has become a rare – and expensive – commodity for many Jakartans during the coronavirus epidemic.

#STANDALONE

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention

Face mask has become a rare – and expensive – commodity for many Jakartans during the coronavirus epidemic.

April 01 #STANDALONE

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.

APRIL 02 #POLICY

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.

APRIL 02 #HEALTH

Indonesia Needs More and Better Health Facilities to Counter Coronavirus Epidemic: Ombudsman

The country so far only has 132 referral hospitals designated to treat Covid-19 patients.

APRIL 02 #POLICY

Sumatran Tiger Rescued From Trap in Riau Forest Area

The Sumatran tiger was later named Corina, inspired by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

APRIL 01 #ENVIRONMENT

Lawmakers Urge Police to Collaborate With Government Agencies During Pandemic

The lawmakers also recommend releasing 30,000 petty criminals to avoid mass infection of coronavirus in Indonesia's crowded prisons.

APRIL 01 #POLICY

Over 130 Indonesians Abroad Have Coronavirus

The Foreign Affairs Ministry said there had been three deaths and 27 recoveries among them.

MARCH 31 #INTERNATIONAL

Gov't Sits on Mudik Rules While Thousands Flee Covid-19 Red Zones

Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said the government is still preparing a regulation for Idul Fitri exodus during the coronavirus epidemic.

MARCH 31 #POLICY

Soeharto's Golf Buddy and New Order Minister Bob Hasan Passes Away at 89

The billionaire-turned-New Order minister had been battling bone cancer that had spread to his lungs.

MARCH 31 #SPORTS

Indonesia Imposes Entry Ban on Foreigners, Makes Quarantine Compulsory for Returning Citizens

Diplomatic passport holders and foreigners who hold stay and work permits in Indonesia are exempt from the regulation.

MARCH 31 #POLICY

Jakarta Prepares for Imminent Lockdown

The provincial government has proposed a regional quarantine to curb the spread of coronavirus.

MARCH 31 #POLICY

Disinfectant Ineffective to Prevent Covid-19 Transmission: Gov't Task Force

According to the government's Covid-19 Task Force, disinfectant can irritate the skin, eyes and mouth and causes respiratory disorders.

MARCH 30 #HEALTH

Jokowi Orders 'Large-Scale' Social Distancing But Still No Lockdown

Jokowi stops short of declaring a national lockdown that will affect more than 270 million people in Indonesia.

MARCH 30 #POLICY

Lockdown Not Surefire Cure for Covid-19 Spread: CSIS

The government has been late in responding to the coronavirus outbreak that even a lockdown might not make much of a difference.

MARCH 30 #HEALTH