Indonesia morning news for March 9

Indonesia morning news for March 9

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia Confirms Six Persons Now Positiive for Covid-19
The Indonesian government announced on Sunday that two more people have tested positive for novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of patients to six.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserves at US$130.4 billion in February
Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of February 2020 were recorded at US$130.4 billion, or stayed high though lower than $131.7 billion in late January.
— Antara News

Coronavirus: Immigration Denies Entry of 118 Foreigners
The Immigration Directorate General has denied entry of 118 foreigners who previously stayed in China, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus.
— Tempo.co

13 Sikka Residents Died of Dengue Fever Since Early 2020
The Sikka District Health Office, East Nusa Tenggara, reported on Sunday that 13 people had died of dengue fever since the beginning of this year.
— Tempo.co

At least five suspected COVID-19 patients have died in Indonesia: What we know so far
Indonesia has confirmed four cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but concerns remain as to whether tests run by the Health Ministry’s laboratory are accurate.
— The Jakarta Post

COVID-19: Another patient with Indonesian travel history tests positive in Malaysia
A Malaysian woman has tested positive for COVID-19 in Kuala Lumpur after returning from a visit to Indonesia, Malaysian state news agency Bernama reported on Thursday.
— The Jakarta Post

New Coronavirus Patients Show No Symptoms: Hospital
Two Indonesians who just tested positive for the COVID-19, named as Case 3 and Case 4, did not develop symptoms of the new coronavirus, said Sulianti Saroso Hospital or RSPI president director Mohammad Syahril.
— Tempo.co

Coronavirus Outbreak; Flights to South Korea Operate Normally
State airport operator Angkasa Pura II (AP II) confirmed that the full suspension of international flights at Soekarno-Hatta Airport due to the coronavirus outbreak is only imposed on flights from and to China.
— Tempo.co

Indonesia launches official protocols for COVID-19 outbreak
The Indonesia government has finally released its official protocols for dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus.
— The Jakarta Post

Another Diamond Princess Crew Member From Indonesia Suspected of Contracting Coronavirus
One of the 69 Indonesian crew members of the Diamond Princess cruise ship currently under medical observation on Sebaru Island near Jakarta is suspected of having contracted the novel coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2.
— Jakarta Globe

COVID-19 impact far more complex than 2008 crisis: Sri Mulyani
As the government prepares a second fiscal stimulus package to support the economy, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati warns that the economic impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak will be far more complicated than that of the 2008 financial crisis.
— The Jakarta Post

Hotel occupancy rates fall to as low as 20 percent as coronavirus fears take hold
The COVID-19 coronavirus has hit the hotel industry hard with occupancy rates well down on the seasonal average across Indonesia, an industry group has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Health Ministry Announces 119 as Covid-19 Emergency Hotline
The Health Ministry announced 119 as the emergency telephone number for novel coronavirus cases after two more people were diagnosed positive for the highly contagious disease on Friday, bringing the number of domestic transmission cases to four.
— Jakarta Globe

‘We’re considering all options’: Government mulls income tax relaxation to counter virus impacts
The government is putting together a second stimulus package to counter the negative impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

Soldier trampled to death by wild elephant in South Sumatra
A soldier was trampled to death by a wild elephant that wandered into Belanti hamlet in Ogan Komering Ilir regency, South Sumatra.
— The Jakarta Post

Government in talks to create supporting regulations for omnibus jobs bill
The government is preparing derivative regulations that will support the implementation of the omnibus bill on job creation once the bill is passed into law, a senior minister has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Minister threatens to revoke licenses of ‘price gouging’ mask manufacturers
The government has bared its fangs at manufacturers, threatening to revoke the licenses of any that attempt to restrict distribution with an intent to cause artificial scarcity and hike the price of face masks.
— The Jakarta Post

Activists denounce dumping of mine tailings in water off Central Sulawesi
Environmental activists are furious about a plan by several mining companies in North Maluku and Central Sulawesi to dispose of their tailing waste in the sea nearby, saying it could pollute the environment and put local fisherfolk at risk.
— The Jakarta Post

Tourists may soon be barred from Batam ex-refugee camp used as COVID-19 hospital
Tourists may no longer be able to visit a former Vietnamese refugee camp on Galang Island, Batam, Riau Islands because the government has built a hospital for COVID-19 patients on the site.
— The Jakarta Post

Explainer: How bad is the COVID-19 situation in Indonesia?
It goes without saying that Indonesia is not immune to the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 100,000 people in more than 60 countries around the world.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s car sales to bounce back in March, manufacturers contend
Indonesia’s automotive manufacturers have expressed optimism that national car sales will soon bottom out and show a rebound as early as March despite a further drop in January and risks posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
— The Jakarta Post

Viking Sun passengers disembark in Bali after COVID-19 health clearance
After initially being denied entry by the Bali provincial administration due to COVID-19 fears, passengers of the Viking Sun cruise ship have gotten the all-clear from local health authorities and disembarked at Benoa Port in Denpasar on Sunday.
— The Jakarta Post

China-Bali flight routes cancelled, AP I estimates Rp48 billion losses
State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I confirmed that the 35 flight routes cancelled from China to Indonesia’s island of Bali over the coronavirus scare is estimated to cause Rp48 billion loss to the company.
— Antara News

Young NTT farmers pin hopes on microcredit program to expand their agriculture business
Young farmers in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), most of whom have developed their land from square-one, are hoping to have access to the government’s first subsidized microcredit program (KUR).
— The Jakarta Post

800 villagers evacuated to Timika City to evade rebels’ terror
The police evacuated 800 villagers in the mountainous area in Timika, Papua, to Timika City to avoid acts of terror by the armed criminal group in the region.
— Antara News

West Java agency confirms safe return of 90 ‘missing’ pilgrims
The West Java Religious Affairs Office has confirmed that the 90 umrah (minor haj) pilgrims who left for Saudi Arabia on Feb. 27 from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport had safely returned to Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia should not ignore Netherlands in warship procurement
The state visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to Indonesia from March 9 to 13 is a remarkable moment for the two nations to strengthen their cooperation in various fields, including defense sector.
— Antara News

Coronavirus: No Income for Travel Industry in February
Travel agents are predicted to sustain a crisis due to the coronavirus outbreak that began in January 2020.
— Tempo.co

KPK proceeds with bribery prosecution as key suspect Harun Masiku remains at large
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has proceeded with the prosecution of businessman Saeful Bahri in a bribery case implicating Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Harun Masiku, even though the latter remains at large.
— The Jakarta Post

Spokesman confirms 11 Covid-19 suspected patients until Saturday
The number of suspected coronavirus patients in Indonesia has reached 11 as of Saturday afternoon, according to a government spokesman for the control of Covid-19 Achmad Yurianto.
— Antara News

Jakarta Car-free Day Stays on Schedule amid COVID-19 Fears
Jakarta Transportation Agency Head Syafrin Liputo said the city administration would still hold the car-free day program amid concerns of the spread of the new coronavirus or known as COVID-19.
— Tempo.co

Singapore court convicts three Indonesians of terror funding
The Singapore court has found three Indonesian citizens guilty of financing terrorism.
— Antara News

Government tasks Bulog with importing 100 thousand tons buffalo meat
The government has entrusted the State Logistics Board (Bulog) with importing 100 thousand tons of buffalo meat to cater to domestic requirements, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto stated.
— Antara News

COVID-19 has impacted Indonesia’s investment activities: BKPM
The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) drew attention to the fact that investment activities in Indonesia had been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak.
— Antara News

Galang Island residents ask for guarantee of their health, safety
Residents of Galang Island, Batam City, Riau Islands Province, have asked the government to guarantee their health and safety if a special infectious disease hospital is to be built on the former refugee camp island.
— Antara News

Indonesian defense attach survives Myanmar military helicopter crash
Defense Attaché of the Indonesian Embassy in Yangon Marine Colonel Fajar Rusdianto survived a Myanmar military helicopter crash in the eastern part of the country on Friday.
— Antara News

Halal tourism not to change tourist attractions: VP
Halal tourism that applies sharia principles in the sector would not change tourist attractions in areas with a non-Muslim majority, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has said.
— Antara News

BKPM receives South Korean investors’ delegation amid COVID-19
The Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) received the investment mission and a delegation from South Korean companies on Thursday, March 5, amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Antara News

Jakarta launches online site furnishing coronavirus information
The Jakarta provincial government, Friday, launched a special online site containing all requisite information pertaining to coronavirus in this region, thereby enabling its citizens to acquire such official information amid fears over the virus outbreak.
— Antara News

SOE to halt mask export for CSR program
Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI), a state-owned enterprise (SOE) company on agricultural, pharmacy and trade, will probably stop exporting masks towards their corporate social responsibility program as it is running short of raw materials for masks.
— Antara News

Baswedan invites 190 hospitals for coordination on corona prevention
Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan invited directors of 190 hospitals in Jakarta to the City Hall to initiate coordination in preventive measures against the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the capital.
— Antara News

Fortnight observation for Diamond Princess’ Indonesian crew in W Java
Eight Indonesian crew members of the Diamond Princess cruise liner, declared free of coronavirus after treatment in an isolation room at a Japanese hospital, will undergo a 14-day observation shortly upon arrival in Indonesia.
— Antara News

VP optimistic of hajj pilgrimage schedule unaffected by virus outbreak
Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has expressed hope that the schedule for Hajj pilgrimage would remain unaffected despite Saudi Arabia’s decision to suspend entry for Umrah pilgrims to avert further spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
— Antara News

130 Dutch companies, institutions join royal couple’s visit
Some 180 representatives of 130 Dutch companies and knowledge institutions have confirmed participation in a parallel economic mission during the state visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima to Indonesia from March 9 to 13.
— Antara News

Telecommunication facilities developed ahead of 2023 G20 Summit
Deputy Governor of East Nusa Tenggara, Josef A Nae Soi, expressed appreciation towards the Ministry of Communication and Informatics for building several telecommunication facilities for the 2023 the G20 Summit and ASEAN Summit.
— Antara News

Military, police chiefs on Galang island to lead civic mission
Chief of the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto and National Police Chief General Idham Azis led a civic mission to support health of local people on Galang Island, near the location of a special infectious disease hospital which will be built there.
— Antara News

Spokesman confirms improvement in health of four coronavirus patients
The health condition of four coronavirus patients treated in isolation rooms of the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Disease Hospital in Jakarta has shown improvement, according to the government.
— Antara News

KPK to supervise capital city relocation to avert corruption practices
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will oversee the relocation process of the capital city to avert any corrupt practices.
— Antara News

270 regions ready to implement regional head elections : KPU
Chairman of the Indonesian General Election Commission (KPU) Arief Budiman has said as many as 270 regions are ready to carry out the 2020 simultaneous regional head elections (pilkada).
— Antara News

Indonesians in Saudi Arabia urged not to travel to Mecca, Medina
The Indonesian Embassy in Riyadh has called on Indonesian residents in Saudi Arabia not to travel to Macca and Medina for the time being amid the ongoing concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus diseases.
— Antara News

Some 2,800 runners join Volcano Run 2020 in Mt Merapi area, Sleman
A total of 2,800 people participated in the Second Volcano Run 2020 marathon event held at Mount Merapi Museum (MGM) area in Pakem, Sleman District, Yogyakarta Special Autonomous Province, on Sunday.
— Antara News

Jakarta rally expresses solidarity for Indian Muslims
Indonesian Muslims conducted a rally in front of the Indian Embassy here, Friday, as a mark of their solidarity for Indian Muslims and demanded that the Indian government end violence against Muslims in South Asia.
— Antara News

Situation in Sandosi stable after six die in tribal clash
The East Flores Police has made assurance that the situation in Sandosi Village, Witihama Sub-district, Adonara Island, East Nusa Tenggara, has been under control after a tribal clash claimed six lives early Thursday (March 5).
— Antara News

Starbucks to explore green investment in Papua
The American coffee chain company, Starbucks, will begin exploring green investment potential in Papua, Chief of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia has revealed.
— Antara News

PGN to supply LNG for 3,000 logistics trucks
Indonesia’s state-run gas company PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk (PGN) will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) for three thousand logistics trucks under an agreement signed with the Indonesian Association of Truck Operators (Aptrindo).
— Antara News

Coronavirus Fear; Amigos Cafe Employees Off from Work
Chief of Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Cucu Ahmad Kurnia said that all of the employees of Amigos Café in South Jakarta, that was previously visited by first confirmed Indonesia’s coronavirus case, are told to off from work.
— Tempo.co

North Sumatra rights activists gather support for antisexual violence bill
A group of women’s rights activists under the North Sumatra Women’s March movement staged a rally on Sunday to commemorate the 2020 International Women’s Day, during which they gathered support for the passage of a long-awaited antisexual violence bill.
— The Jakarta Post

Ulema council, government to rein in intolerant television sermons
The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) is seeking to rein in the spread of hate sermons by introducing certification standards for Muslim preachers appearing on television.
— The Jakarta Post

Hundreds rally in Jakarta to protest violence against women on International Women’s Day
Hundreds of people of all genders took to the streets on International Women’s Day in Jakarta on Sunday to demand that the government put a stop to systemic violence against women.
— The Jakarta Post

Central Java children discuss bullying with UN special representative on Violence Against Children
More than 150 children from various communities discussed coping with bullying in their surroundings with United Nations special representative of the Secretary General on violence against children Najat Maalla M’jid in Semarang, Central Java, on Friday.
— The Jakarta Post

‘Feminism is not for Indonesia’: Conservative Muslims’ recipe for women’s empowerment
Maimon Herawati is an accomplished woman who believes in equal opportunity for women.
— The Jakarta Post

‘I’m a rape victim’: Mother pens heartbreaking letter left with abandoned baby
Residents of Paniaran village in North Tapanuli, North Sumatra, found a 3-month old baby boy who had been left next to a house in the village on Thursday along with a letter from his mother, who claimed to be a victim of rape.
— 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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