Indonesia morning news for July 3

Indonesia morning news for July 3

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia to Produce COVID Vaccine for Its Own Exclusive Use
Indonesia will be producing a coronavirus vaccine for itself due to concerns about global distribution of foreign-produced vaccines, the head of Indonesia’s national COVID-19 research team announced Thursday.
— VOA News

Indonesia’s Daily Covid-19 Cases Set New Record
Confirmed cases of coronavirus infections in Indonesia soared by 1,624 on Thursday, the highest single-day rise since the outbreak, to take the country’s total to 59,394 in a gloomy start of the month.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia now upper middle-income country, World Bank says
Indonesia is now officially an upper-middle income country, an upgrade from its previous status as lower-middle income, according to the World Bank’s latest country classifications by income level published on Wednesday.
— The Jakarta Post

Exclusive: Indonesia considers putting banking regulation under central bank – sources
Indonesian President Joko Widodo is considering issuing an emergency decree to return banking regulation to the central bank’s remit, amid concern about how the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing strain in the financial sector, sources told Reuters.
— Reuters

Factory Closes as 19 Workers Test Positive for COVID-19
The Bekasi administration in West Java confirmed that there had been 19 factory workers working in the same plant located in the regency that had been exposed to COVID-19.
— Tempo.co

Leatherback sea turtle found dead on East Nusa Tenggara’s coast
A leatherback sea turtle was found dead last week on a coast in Raedewa village, Sabu Raijua regency, East Nusa Tenggara.
— The Jakarta Post

Swine Flu; Govt Increases Surveillance of Livestock
The Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health at the Agriculture Ministry was set to immediately follow up on several findings of the new swine flu or G4 EA H1N1.
— Tempo.co

Jakarta Not Yet Safe from COVID-19 as Governor Reveals Rt Numbers
Governor Anies Baswedan on Wednesday announced that the capital city could not be considered safe from the COVID-19 as he revealed the effective reproduction number or ‘Rt’ is still within 1.
— Tempo.co

Anies Baswedan Issues TOD Guidelines in 3 MRT Station Areas
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan had reportedly passed regulations on the transit-oriented development (TOD) in three MRT station areas, namely Lebak Bulus, Fatmawati, and Blok M-ASEAN, the MRT Jakarta CEO William Sabandar confirmed.
— Tempo.co

EU welcomes Indonesia’s decision to help Rohingya refugees
The European Union (EU) has welcomed Indonesia’s decision to provide a safe-landing and humanitarian assistance to 99 Rohingya refugees stranded off the northern coast of Aceh last week.
— Antara News

Govt to Reduce PCR Kit Imports Once Local Production Suffices
The Coordinating Minister of Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy on Thursday said that the government is currently pushing to accelerate the production of COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kits by PT Bio Farma.
— Tempo.co

Over 120,000 Indonesians return from overseas amid COVID-19
A total of 121,638 Indonesian nationals have returned from overseas between March 18 and July 1 this year due to the impact of various restriction policies implemented in wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
— Antara News

State banks to disburse $6.32b in loans to help businesses recover from COVID-19 hit
The State-Owned Banks Association (Himbara) has expressed optimism that its bank members can disburse up to Rp 90 trillion (US$6.32 billion) in loans to help small businesses to recover from the severe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— The Jakarta Post

100 drug offenders awarded death penalty in 2020
District courts in different parts of Indonesia have awarded the capital punishment to at least 100 drug offenders in the first half of 2020, said National Police Chief, General Idham Azis.
— Antara News

Police thwart attempt to smuggle over 9,000 sea turtle eggs to West Kalimantan
The West Kalimantan Police have successfully thwarted an attempt to smuggle 9,310 sea turtle eggs from Tambelan Island, Riau province, to Pontianak, West Kalimantan.
— The Jakarta Post

North Sumatra readies Rp500-billion for 2nd-phase handling of COVID-19
The North Sumatra provincial government readied allocation of Rp500 billion for second phase of handling the impacts of the ongoing novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic this month, a local government spokesman noted here, Thursday.
— Antara News

Preemployment card program suspends course bundles amid irregularities
The preemployment card committee has suspended the sale of course bundles offered by partnered learning platforms as of Tuesday after discovering lapses in accountability.
— The Jakarta Post

Govt Reveals Factors Affecting Recovery in Covid-19 Patients
The government’s spokesman for the Covid-19 mitigation, Achmad Yurianto, explained that factors influencing the recovery in Covid-19 patients keep increasing.
— Tempo.co

Australians still have little trust in Indonesia due to unfamiliarity: Survey
This Indonesian adage seems to ring true when it comes to Australians, who still lack trust in Indonesia to do good in the world, largely due to a lack of understanding, a recent survey shows.
— The Jakarta Post

Garuda Indonesia Reacts to Death of Passenger on Route to Fiji
One passenger on a charter flight of Garuda Indonesia GA 8820 with the route of New Delhi – Batam – Merauke – Fiji reportedly died on Tuesday, June 30.
— Tempo.co

Indonesia, Colombia seek increased trade connectivity
As Indonesia and Colombia commemorate 40 years of diplomatic relations this year, the two countries are seeking increased connectivity between the far-flung lands, with both sides hoping to become each other’s regional trade hubs.
— The Jakarta Post

Relaxing PSBB Not Enough to Recover People’s Purchasing Power
The relaxation of the PSBB (large-scale social restriction) is considered insufficient to boost the public’s purchasing power as the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported June’s inflation to be 0.18 percent month-to-month.
— Tempo.co

Activists, survivors step up campaign for sexual violence bill after another delay
Activists and victims supporting the sexual violence eradication bill (RUU PKS) have stepped up their online campaign to push for the bill’s passage after the House of Representatives announced yet another delay in the deliberation of the draft that has been in limbo for about four years.
— The Jakarta Post

Tourism recovery still long way off despite slight increase in visitors in May: Experts
Indonesia recorded a slight monthly increase in foreign tourist visits in May after a sharp drop in the previous months but experts and officials warn that tourism is still far from experiencing a recovery as the COVID-19 outbreak shows little sign of abating.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia takes precautionary measures against forest fires forecast
Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD highlighted the government’s precautionary measures against land and forest fires forecast to increase in the dry season during the July-October 2020 period.
— Antara News

Pandemic will distract voters from issues of race, religion in regional elections: Tito
Home Minister Tito Karnavian has said that holding the upcoming simultaneous regional elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic could actually be beneficial, even as experts and observers call for the polls to be postponed.
— The Jakarta Post

BMKG installs three early warning receiver systems in Alor
The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) installed three earthquake and tsunami early warning receiver systems (WRS) in the Kalabahi area of Alor District, East Nusa Tenggara Province, which is one of Indonesia’s quake-impacted zones.
— Antara News

Central Lombok to require female Muslim civil servants to wear niqab in place of mask
Central Lombok regency in West Nusa Tenggara is set to require female Muslim civil servants to wear the niqab, as some of them have been seen not wearing masks — one of the health protocols imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— The Jakarta Post

Telkomsel users can access Netflix in near future
Cellular service provider Telkomsel confirmed its plan to open streaming access to Netflix for its customers.
— Antara News

Garuda traffic remains low despite eased restrictions
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is still seeing low passenger numbers amid persisting health fears, despite the government’s relaxation of social restrictions to gradually reopen the economy.
— The Jakarta Post

Religious Affairs Takes Hajj Registration to Digital Platform
The Ministry of Religious Affairs Hajj services directorate announced on its official website on Thursday that it is preparing to launch an online Hajj registration system.
— Tempo.co

Trade Minister: It Is Time for Economic Centers to Move
Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto said the time has come for the economic centers to reactivate after the Covid-19 pandemic that has now hit Indonesia for more than four months.
— Tempo.co

Villages can aid food self-sufficiency amid pandemic: minister
Indonesian villages have continued to produce food amid the COVID-19 pandemic and are therefore expected to serve as national food buffers, Deputy Minister of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, Budie Arie Setiadi, said.
— Antara News

Ma’ruf Amin Asks Erick Thohir to Seek Land for Halal Industry
Vice President Ma’ruf Amin invited a number of ministers, governors, and heads of institutions to his office this afternoon to deliberate the realization of the development of the halal industry area in the country.
— Tempo.co

Starbucks Investigates CCTV Operator Spying on Women
PT Sari Coffee Indonesia, as the franchise owner of Starbucks, Thursday announced that it is amidst an ongoing investigation against one of its employees inappropriately using a CCTV camera to zoom-in on a female customer’s chest.
— Tempo.co

NTT governor encourages police to apply for positions within his administration
East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Governor Viktor Bungtilu Laiskodat has encouraged police officials to apply for strategic positions in the provincial administration, despite warnings from watchdogs that such appointments would be a setback for the country’s democracy.
— The Jakarta Post

KPK to file appeal against court verdict on former youth and sports minister
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is set to file an appeal against the Jakarta Corruption Court’s verdict sentencing former youth and sports minister Imam Nahrawi to seven years’ imprisonment for his involvement in a bribery case pertaining to a grant to the Indonesian Sports Council (KONI).
— 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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