Indonesia morning news for April 6

Indonesia morning news for April 6

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia Reports Highest Single-Day Rise in Covid-19 Cases
The Indonesian government announced on Sunday there had been 181 confirmed Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours to bring the country’s total to 2,273, the highest surge in a day since the first case was reported in late February.
— Jakarta Globe

At least 18 doctors have died in the fight against COVID-19
At least 18 doctors across Indonesia have died in the fight against COVID-19, the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) said on Sunday.
— The Jakarta Post

Ramadan Is Coming; Muslims Advised to Perform Tarawih at Home
Chief of an Islamic organization (LPOI), Said Aqil Siroj, calls on the Muslim community to continue perform their prayers at home during the fasting month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr holiday.
— Tempo.co

Dengue fever infects more than 4,500 people, kills 48 in East Nusa Tenggara
A Dengue fever outbreak in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has worsened as the province records more than 200 patients treated for the disease in less than a week, while the number of fatalities has reached nearly 50.
— The Jakarta Post

Sumatran elephant found dead in Aceh forest
A female Sumatran elephant was found dead in a ditch inside Peunaron Lama forest, Peunaron Sub-district, East Aceh District, Aceh Province, northern-most Sumatra Island.
— Antara News

Here’s how 31 million Indonesians will get free or discounted electricity
State-owned electricity firm PLN will use both its official website and the messaging platform WhatsApp to distribute free or discounted electricity to 31 million households in Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

COVID-19; Transjakarta Requires Passengers to Wear Face Masks
PT Transportation Jakarta (Transjakarta) requires all passengers to use face masks when using public transportation services to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 starting next week, Sunday (12/4).
— Tempo.co

ADB projects economic slowdown in Indonesia in 2020 over COVID-19
he latest Asian Development Bank (ADB) report projects that Indonesia’s economy will slow down or only record a growth of some 2.5 percent in 2020, down from five percent in 2019 over the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Antara News

Prototype of qPCR COVID-19 test kit made in Indonesia completed
A prototype of the qPCR COVID-19 test kit made in Indonesia has been completed and claimed to be tested with the capability to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus accurately.
— Antara News

Government to revamp student assessment to improve PISA scores
Following a decision to cancel the national exam for elementary, junior high and high school students because of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has instructed the Education Ministry to seize the opportunity to overhaul the national evaluation system for primary and secondary education.
— The Jakarta Post

COVID-19: Anies slams Health Ministry’s requirements for large-scale social restrictions
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has heavily criticized the Health Ministry’s newly issued guidelines on large-scale social restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19, saying they showed “no sense of urgency”.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s climate can limit COVID-19, but high mobility exacerbates it: BMKG
A recent study by the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reveals that the high temperatures and humidity of Indonesia can, in fact, help curb the spread of COVID-19, but high mobility and extensive social interaction are likely to increase the spread of the virus.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to have enough PPE as manufacturers agree to produce 17 million units: Govt
The government is confident about the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical workers in Indonesia, given that the domestic textile and garment industry has the capacity to produce 17 million pieces per month.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta Police Secure 16 People for Violating Physical Distancing
Indonesian Police have been starting to secure people who are violating the physical distancing guidelines during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
— Tempo.co

Govt warns of asymptomatic individuals being potential corona carriers
Government’s spokesman for COVID-19 handling Achmad Yurianto has warned of the dangers posed by asymptomatic individuals, who can be potential carriers of the coronavirus, as positive cases rose by 106 to reach 2,092 on Saturday.
— Antara News

Indonesian police officers, families banned from embarking on “mudik”
National Police Chief General Idham Azis has officially banned all police officers and civil servants within police institutions across Indonesia from returning to their hometowns for the Idul Fitri “mudik” season this year.
— Antara News

Married Couple in Papua’s Merauke Tests Positive for COVID-19
Acting chief of the Merauke District Health Office in Papua Province, dr Nevile Maskita, confirmed that a married couple had tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and received medical treatment at a local hospital.
— Tempo.co

Jilted: Ministry suspends marriage registration until COVID-19 abates
The Religious Affairs Ministry has suspended marriage registration for new applicants as of Wednesday.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia builds hospitals, quarantine centers in handling COVID-19
Indonesia’s government has expedited efforts to ready emergency hospitals and quarantine centers by constructing new buildings or reassigning existing ones, including former refugee camps and athlete hostels, against a worse-case scenario of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission.
— Antara News

Jakarta increases budget to contain COVID-19 outbreak
The Jakarta provincial government has stepped up the allocation of unpredicted budget fund by Rp2 trillion to Rp3.032 trillion, from Rp1.032 trillion earlier to contain the spread of COVID-19 outbreak.
— Antara News

Deputy Attorney General Dies in Car Accident
Deputy Attorney General Arminsyah died instantly on Saturday after his car hit a street barrier and burst into flame on a toll road near Jakarta.
— Jakarta Globe

50,000 COVID-19 Test Kits from S. Korea to Arrive on Sunday
A Garuda Indonesia plane carrying some 50,000 COVID-19 test kits from South Korea is scheduled to land at Soekarno-Hatta Airport on Sunday.
— Tempo.co

Ministry Proposes Soft Loans for SMEs Affected by COVID-19
The Industry Ministry has proposed soft loans for small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) to help them pay laid-off workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Tempo.co

Indonesia to electrify 433 remote eastern villages
The government has set a target of electrifying 433 remote villages in Indonesia’s four most impoverished provinces before year end as the country struggles to provide electricity for the entire population.
— The Jakarta Post

Import relaxations not enough to secure garlic supply: Business watchdog
The government’s recently issued import policy has failed to ensure a steady supply of garlic as importers have been late to complete garlic imports, Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) commissioners have said.
— The Jakarta Post

COVID-19: Public initiatives grow to produce face shields to help medical workers
Amid a scarcity of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers in the fight against COVID-19, several community groups across the country have taken the initiative to produce face shields for extra protection against the contagious disease.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt compiles guidebook on passenger restriction during “mudik”
The government is compiling a guidebook that will become a standard operation procedure to implement physical distancing for passengers in an effort to limit the number of travelers during the Idul Fitr 2020 homecoming exodus (locally called “mudik”) amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Antara News

South Sulawesi to quarantine visitors for 14 days
South Sulawesi Governor HM Nurdin Abdullah has ordered local authorities across the province to quarantine all visitors for 14 days to break the chain of transmission of the new coronavirus disease.
— Antara News

Pertamina may seek another partner if Aramco deal falls through
State oil and gas company PT Pertamina may seek a new partner to develop an oil refinery in Cilacap District, Central Java if it fails to reach an agreement with Saudi Aramco by April-end.
— Antara News

Eijkman Institute receives Rp10-billion donation to bolster corona lab
The Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology in Jakarta, Friday, received donation worth Rp10 billion from pharmaceutical firm PT Tempo Scan Pacific (TSPC) Tbk that will be channeled for intensifying COVID-19-related examination at its laboratory facilities.
— Antara News

Ambulance driver in Riau arrested for allegedly stealing masks for health center
An ambulance driver has been arrested in Tenayan Raya district, Pekanbaru, Riau, for allegedly selling masks that were meant for the Tenayan Raya community health center (Puskesmas).
— The Jakarta Post

Flood Submerges Hundreds of Houses in North Barito
A flash flood swamped hundreds of houses in six villages in East Teweh Sub-district,, North Barito District, Central Kalimantan Province, after Teweh River overflowed its banks on Saturday.
— Tempo.co

Jakarta Policeman Demoted for Hosting Massive Wedding Party During Pandemic
The Jakarta Police on Thursday demoted a sub-district police chief in the capital to desk duty for insisting on holding his wedding party at one of the capital’s most luxurious hotels, defying the government’s call to cancel all public gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.
— Jakarta Globe

Jakarta extends closure of tourism areas to contain COVID-19 spread
Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta extended the closing period of its tourism areas to April 19 in the race to contain the growing threat of COVID-19 whose cases in the city reached 1,071 until Saturday.
— Antara News

Expert recommends use of three layer masks to thwart coronavirus
Chief of the Expert Team of COVID-19 Response Task Force Wiku Adisasmito has recommended the use of three layer cloth marks to thwart the transmission of coronavirus disease or COVID-19.
— Antara News

COVID-19 Outbreak; Medan Declared as Red Zone
The biggest city in the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Medan, has been classified as a `red zone` area of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, North Sumatra Provincial Administration Secretary Sabrina stated.
— Tempo.co

Three orangutans released into Tanjung Puting National Park
Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry and its partners in Central Kalimantan Province released three orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) into their natural habitat in the Tanjung Puting National Park in the districts of Kotawaringin Barat and Seruyan.
— Antara News

Customs Office Simplifies Import Requirements for Medical Equipment
The Directorate General of Customs and Excise says it has simplified the import requirements for medical equipment as the government continues to battle the coronavirus epidemic in Indonesia.
— Jakarta Globe

Jakarta Announces Results of 20,000 Coronavirus Rapid Tests
The Jakarta Health Agency’s head of public health, Fify Mulyani, said Friday that the city administration had conducted a total of 20,532 coronavirus rapid tests up until Thursday, April 2.
— Tempo.co

Patient’s Personal Data Should Be Protected During Pandemic: Research Laboratory
The personal information of Covid-19 patients in Indonesia should be shared responsibly during the pandemic, according to Open Data Lab Jakarta’s research manager, Glenn Maail.
— Jakarta Globe

E Java governor turns official residence into COVID-19 command center
East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa has turned her official residence into a command center for the COVID-19 command post in the province.
— Antara News

Govt Distributes 3mn Face Masks to 48 Cities, Regencies
State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry dispensed three million surgical face masks to many Indonesian regions in an effort to prevent the coronavirus (Covid-19) from further spreading.
— Tempo.co

226 Positive Coronavirus Samples Linked to Bandung Church Event
West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil announced Friday that the coronavirus rapid testing held in Bandung uncovered 226 positives from a new cluster that came from attendees of the Lembang Bethel Church of Indonesia (GBI) event.
— Tempo.co

Garuda Indonesia Passengers Quarantined in Thailand
State-owned airliner Garuda Indonesia confirmed the news reporting that a number of its passengers are under a quarantine of Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Thailand.
— Tempo.co

Information control in community units, village prevent COVID-19
The Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (PDTT) mentioned that information control by village heads, neighborhood units (RT) and community units (RW) heads could be the main key in preventing COVID-19 in the community.
— Antara News

Renowned Preacher Calls for Empathy Following Protests Against Covid-19 Victim Burial
Popular Muslim preachers have urged the public to stop stigma related to Covid-19 and avoid discrimination against its victims after reports about people in several cities rejected the deceased’s’ burial in near where they live surfaced in local media.
— Jakarta Globe

Confucians, Buddhists Urged to Remain Home due to Coronavirus
Today is supposed to be another significant day for Confucians when they would have performed religious prayer over their ancestors’ tombs and gathered with family, in the ceng beng tradition.
— Tempo.co

Home Affairs Minister Receives Coronavirus Aid from Singapore
Home Affairs Minister Tito Karnavian has officially received aid from the Singaporean government in the form of coronavirus test kits and medical protective equipment.
— Tempo.co

COVID-19 Outbreak has Crippled Bali’s Tourism Industry: Official
The tourism industry in the Indonesian resort island of Bali has been hit hard by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, with arrivals of domestic and foreign tourists plunging sharply over the past few months, an official revealed.
— Tempo.co

Airline employees worried about job security as COVID-19 takes its toll
Thousands of jobs within the country’s aviation industry are at risk as the coronavirus pandemic has crippled almost all airline operators.
— The Jakarta Post

Erick Thohir to Stop Subsidies for SOEs
Minister of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Erick Thohir, in coordination with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), is set to stop subsidies for SOEs to make them step up their focus on operational performance.
— Tempo.co

South Sulawesi police’s manhunt ongoing to catch 10 other escapees
Five of the 15 prisoners, incarcerated for drug offenses, who fled police custody in South Sulawesi on March 29, 2020, were successfully arrested, while 10 others were still at large, a local police officer confirmed.
— Antara News

Coronavirus: 21 NTT Inmates Released to Prevent Overcrowding
East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Class IIB Kupang prison warden Yohanes Varianto has announced the early release of 21 inmates in an attempt to prevent overcrowding amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
— Tempo.co

Jakarta Low-Income Apartments Disinfected
The Indonesian Red Cross Society, or PMI, disinfected four densely populated apartments for low-income families in Jakarta on Saturday to prevent the spread of coronavirus at most vulnerable places in the capital, the epicenter of the outbreak in the country.
— Jakarta Globe

5 Ways to Burn Calories while Staying Home
People start being concerned about gaining weight while staying home to comply with the government’s appeal to do so and to maintain physical distance in the wake of the coronavirus disease or Covid-19 pandemic.
— Tempo.co

Coronavirus: How To Manage Stress While Working from Home
Psychologist Maya Sita from the Islamic philanthropy organization Dompet Dhuafa talked about stress management and how to cope with the psychological pressures resulting from home isolation following the nationwide coronavirus social restriction policies.
— Tempo.co

Lights, camera, prison! Woman in West Java imprisoned for starring in sex videos
Judges at the Garut District Court in West Java have found a 20-year-old woman guilty of creating and starring in several pornographic videos, sentencing her to three years in prison.
— The Jakarta Post

 

 

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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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