Indonesia morning news for April 9

Indonesia morning news for April 9

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia to get $7b loan from World Bank, ADB, AIIB
Indonesia will receive around US$7 billion in loans from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to finance the country’s fights against COVID-19.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Reports 218 New Coronavirus Infections, Taking Total to 2,956
Indonesia confirmed on Wednesday 218 new coronavirus infections, taking the total in the Southeast Asian country to 2,956, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.
— The New York Times

Social Restriction; Limitation on Jakarta Transportation
The Jakarta Provincial Government is set to impose the Large-scale Social Restriction (PSBB) starting on Friday, April 10, 2020, which will regulate the restriction on the numbers of passengers for private vehicles and public transportation.
— Tempo.co

Govt to disburse social assistance to Greater Jakarta poor by April 20
The government will disburse social assistance funds and staple food packages starting late April to more than 3 million low-income families in Greater Jakarta affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

COVID-19; Train Passengers Must Wear Masks Starting April 12
The Indonesian Railways Company or PT. KAI obligates passengers to wear face masks both in the stations or when riding the train cars, to prevent further outbreak of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
— Tempo.co

Concerns rise over importing COVID-19 as hundreds of Indonesian crewmen come home
Ninety-two Indonesian crewmen aboard a number of international cruise liners had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning, the Foreign Ministry indicated on a map of all affected Indonesians abroad on its official Twitter account.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s New Worry Is Its Debt-Saddled State-Owned Businesses
The coronavirus crisis is creating a new threat for Indonesia’s debt-laden state-owned businesses.
— Bloomberg

Jakarta coffin maker faces gruelling days as coronavirus death toll climbs
As debate rages about the true death toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia, Jakarta coffin maker Sahroni has been too busy to pay the issue much attention.
— CNA

Govt Drafts ‘Mudik’ Safety Protocol During Coronavirus Pandemic
Govt Drafts ‘Mudik’ Safety Protocol During Coronavirus Pandemic
— Tempo.co

Lack of coordination, absence of leadership exacerbate COVID-19 crisis in Indonesia: Study
A study by a team from the Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Faculty of Social and Political Science in Yogyakarta has asserted that a lack of coordination in the government has exacerbated the impact of COVID-19 in the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Finance Ministry directs Rp3.3 trillion to BNPB for COVID-19 handling
The Ministry of Finance has directed funding of Rp3.3 trillion to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) to handle the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Ministry’s Director General for Budget, Askolani, confirmed.
— Antara News

Concerns over unfair practices, law enforcement cloud digital tax implementation
The government’s move to roll out the legal basis for imposing taxes on digital companies operating in Indonesia might just be the beginning of its struggle going forward, with concerns surfacing over perceived unfair practices and the enforcement of the regulation.
— The Jakarta Post

Large number of Thai returnees from Indonesia carry COVID-19
Forty-two of 76 Thais who returned from Indonesia on Monday are COVID-19 patients, a report on Tuesday said.
— The Jakarta Post

Heavy task awaits new Supreme Court chief to tighten monitoring of judges
A tough job now awaits M. Syarifuddin, who is about to start his new role as Supreme Court (MA) chief justice, with many saying that he needs to restore public faith in the country’s judicial system by imposing stern sanctions against judges who violate its code of ethics.
— The Jakarta Post

Tens of thousands of workers across Indonesia laid off because of COVID-19 outbreak
Tens of thousands of workers across Indonesia have lost their jobs as economic activity slows to a crawl as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Police Will Not Bring Murder Charges in Case of Transgender Woman Burned to Death
Indonesian police said on Wednesday they would not bring murder charges against suspects accused of killing a transgender woman by dousing her with petrol and setting her on fire.
— The New York Times

Indonesia Claims It Conducted 15,000 COVID-19 PCR Tests
Achmad Yurianto, the Indonesian spokesman for the COVID-19 mitigation, claimed the government had conducted a total of 15,000 Polymerase Chain Reaction or PCR tests for the detection of the novel coronavirus infection.
— Tempo.co

Government allocates education endowment fund to finance COVID-19 measures
The government has set aside Rp 60 trillion (US$3.69 billion) from the endowment fund for education (LPDP), among other financial resources, to finance the nation’s battle against the COVID-19 outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

New Zealand Government supports Indonesia to detect COVID-19
New Zealand has stepped up its support for Indonesia in its efforts to tackle COVID-19 by increasing the capacity, quantity and quality of COVID-19 testing.
— Relief Web

Legislator urges government to fund evacuation of stranded Indonesians
A legislator urged the Indonesian government to offer contingency funds to finance the evacuation of Indonesian migrant workers, sailors, and members of Jamaah Tabligh currently stranded abroad amid the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic.
— Antara News

‘You are national heroes’. Recovered COVID-19 patients thank medical workers
A number of recovered COVID-19 patients have expressed their gratitude for the hard work and dedication of medical personnel during the health crisis.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Imports Swiss-made COVID-19 Detectors
The government has reportedly imported 20 coronavirus detection devices from Swiss biotech company Roche that are expected to improve the number of daily coronavirus (COVID-19) tests able to be done in a day.
— Tempo.co

Infant in Bogor Becomes Indonesia’s Youngest Covid-19 Patient
A three-month-old baby boy in Bogor, West Java, has tested positive for coronavirus to become the youngest known Covid-19 patient in Indonesia, a local health official said on Wednesday.
— Jakarta Globe

Satellite cities to follow Jakarta’s lead on large-scale social restrictions
The leaders of Greater Jakarta’s satellite cities have agreed to impose large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in their respective regions after Jakarta, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, got the nod from the Health Ministry to implement further restrictions.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia obtains 300 disinfectant sprayers from South Korea
Indonesia received 300 disinfectant sprayers from South Korea to help stem the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country
— Antara News

Indonesian police foil attempt to smuggle 17 people to Malaysia
Police in Riau Province thwarted an attempt by a transnational human trafficking syndicate to smuggle 15 Indonesian and two Indian nationals to Malaysia through Rupat Island in Bengkalis District a week ago, a spokesperson said.
— Antara News

Investree expansion to Thailand, Philippines on track this year
Financial technology (fintech) platform PT Investree Radhika Jaya has announced that its plans to expand its market to Thailand and the Philippines through joint ventures are on track despite the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

Skip Eid prayer if coronavirus continues unabated: MUI to congregants
The Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) has said that congregants can skip the Eid al-Fitr prayer, which is performed in a group, if the coronavirus pandemic remains uncontrolled.
— Antara News

Indonesian Govt to intensify labor-intensive infrastructure projects
The Indonesian government will intensify manpower-intensive infrastructure projects in different parts of Indonesia to offer employment to members of the low-income community to maintain their purchasing power amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
— Antara News

Ombudsman: Allowing Masks, PPEs to be Scarce is Maladministration
The Indonesian Ombudsman claimed the inaction done by the government in allowing masks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) become scarce in the market to be maladministration.
— Tempo.co

Member of Jakarta’s mosque congregation tests positive for COVID-19
One of the 186 members of an Islamic congregation at Kebon Jeruk Mosque, Tamansari, West Jakarta, was found to be positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after a swab test, an official confirmed on Wednesday.
— Antara News

Six More Jakartans Recover from COVID-19
Jakarta provincial administration recorded more patients recovered from COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus infection.
— Tempo.co

Govt, Halodoc Hold COVID-19 Rapid Tests for Journalists
The Ministry of Communication, Information and Technology (Kominfo) in collaboration with health industry startup, Halodoc, is holding COVID-19 rapid tests for journalists at the Ministry’s building, Central Jakarta on Wednesday from 10:00 to 14:00 local time (WIB), April 8, 2020.
— Tempo.co

KRI Semarang to transport Singapore’s aid for Batam residents
Indonesian Navy warship KRI Semarang has been deployed to transport hand sanitizer concentrate provided by Singapore as part of coronavirus relief efforts for Batam City, Riau Islands Province.
— Antara News

Marsudi highlights international cooperation in medical supplies
Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi drew attention to the significance of international cooperation in meeting medical supplies during the COVID-19 International Coordination Group (ICG) Teleconference on Tuesday.
— Antara News

Drive-Through Rapid Testing for Covid-19 in Bogor
The Bogor city administration conducted drive-through rapid testing for coronavirus at the Pajajaran Stadium in Bogor, West Java, on Tuesday.
— Jakarta Globe

Riau Provides Rp2mn for Medics Treating COVID-19 Cases
The Riau provincial administration provided an allowance of Rp2 million per day for each medical worker who treats patients contracting the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19.
— Tempo.co

Tangerang Sets COVID-19 Designated Funeral Site
The Tangerang City Government has prepared a designated site for the burial of COVID-19 deceased patients, at Selapajang Jaya Public Cemetery (TPU) in Neglasari District.
— Tempo.co

Garuda Indonesia Offers Priority Services for Medical Personnel
As a token of appreciation towards Indonesia’s medical workers in the front line of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, state-owned air carrier Garuda Indonesia is granting priority access for Indonesian medics that are on duty.
— Tempo.co

2 Times State Officials were Divided Over Handling of Coronavirus
Several state-officials under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration have given divided statements or arguments in terms of handling the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
— Tempo.co

COVID-19: Indonesian in Malaysia donating food to workers everyday
An Indonesian housewife residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been distributing 25 lunch boxes to Indonesian migrant workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the city everyday since April 1, 2020.
— Antara News

Six Mimika residents nabbed while supplying food to armed Papuans
Police in Mimika District, Papua Province, on Tuesday apprehended six local residents for allegedly trying to supply food to an armed rebel group led by Hengku Wamang in the Kali Kopi neighborhood.
— Antara News

 

 

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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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