Indonesia morning news for May 27

Indonesia morning news for May 27

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia Deploys Army to Enforce Lockdown Before Reopening
Indonesia deployed hundreds of thousands of army and police personnel across the vast archipelago to enforce social distancing rules after a record surge in infections in the past week cast doubt about plans to reopen Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
— Bloomberg

Indonesia Fears New Spike in Coronavirus Cases Next Week
The number of coronavirus infections in Indonesia is expected to increase significantly next week as many people have ignored physical distancing guidelines during the Idul Fitri holidays.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia, major advocate of hydroxychloroquine, told by WHO to stop using it
The World Health Organization has urged Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest advocates of two malaria drugs to treat the coronavirus, to suspend such treatment over safety concerns, a source familiar with the advice told Reuters on Tuesday.
— National Post

Tourists will require Covid-19 tests to enter Bali
Visitors to Bali will need to undergo a swab test before being permitted to fly to the holiday island.
— TravelMole

Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures
The Health Ministry announced 415 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 23,165.
— The Jakarta Post

New Normal Still a Plan, Not a Decision: Mahfud MD
Coordinating Security Minister Mahfud MD said the new normal policy on how to “peacefully co-exist” with the COVID-19 pandemic was still a plan, as opposed to an official decision.
— Tempo.co

Jakarta to quarantine, return entrants unable to present entry permit
Operator of the Pulo Gebang Integrated Bus Terminal in East Jakarta will quarantine or return to the origin cities those entering the capital city without the Jakarta Exit and Entry Permit (SIKM).
— Antara News

Indonesia Probes Death of Sixth Man Linked with Chinese Fishing Boats
A 26-year-old Indonesian died aboard a Pakistani boat last week, two months after being removed from a Chinese ship after suffering health problems indicative of forced labor, officials and activists said, bringing to six the number of deaths linked to Chinese fishing boats since December.
— RFA

COVID-19: Recoveries increase by 235 to reach 5,877
With 235 more COVID-19 patients recovering from the infection in Indonesia, the total number of recoveries has increased to 5,877 as of 12 p.m. Western Indonesia Time (WIB) Tuesday, a government spokesperson said.
— Antara News

Virus Ravages Indonesia Bank’s Clients Who Survived Asian Crisis
The worst crisis in more than two decades among Indonesia’s smaller companies will boost loan losses and curtail profit at the nation’s largest lender, according to PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Finance Director Haru Koesmahargyo.
— Bloomberg

Pandemic: A Threat To Indonesia’s Poor
Indonesia made history just two years ago by reaching the milestone of a single-digit poverty rate for the first time since its independence in 1945.
— The ASEAN Post

Garuda to require entry permits from Jakarta-bound passengers
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will require Jakarta-bound passengers to present an exit and entry permit (SIKM) for the city prior to boarding from Tuesday onward, as the country attempts to curb COVID-19 transmission while reopening the economy.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian volunteer army helps fight coronavirus with data and web
As Indonesia’s most populous province weighed tough movement restrictions to stop the new coronavirus, it turned to a loosely-knit volunteer group of data scientists and health experts.
— The Star

Indonesia Probes Death of Sixth Man Linked with Chinese Fishing Boats
A 26-year-old Indonesian died aboard a Pakistani boat last week, two months after being removed from a Chinese ship after suffering health problems indicative of forced labor, officials and activists said, bringing to six the number of deaths linked to Chinese fishing boats since December.
— RFA

COVID-19: Recoveries increase by 235 to reach 5,877
With 235 more COVID-19 patients recovering from the infection in Indonesia, the total number of recoveries has increased to 5,877 as of 12 p.m. Western Indonesia Time (WIB) Tuesday, a government spokesperson said.
— Antara News

Virus Ravages Indonesia Bank’s Clients Who Survived Asian Crisis
The worst crisis in more than two decades among Indonesia’s smaller companies will boost loan losses and curtail profit at the nation’s largest lender, according to PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Finance Director Haru Koesmahargyo.
— Bloomberg

Concerns mount over reopening of offices, malls as Indonesia steps into ‘new normal’
Concerns are mounting over the government’s approach to reopening public places while urging citizens to embrace the “new normal” as numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise across the country.
— The Jakarta Post

34 medical workers in Papua exposed to COVID-19
Two more medical workers have been infected with COVID-19 in Papua, bringing the total number of such workers testing positive for the virus in the easternmost Indonesian province to 34, as of Tuesday.
— Antara News

Bali picked as Indonesia’s testing ground for new health-centric scheme
Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (MTCE) will be implementing the CHS (Cleanliness, Health, and Safety) programme in every destination across the archipelago linked to the tourism and creative industries, in a bid to speed up the sector’s recovery post-pandemic.
— TTG Asia

Jokowi upbeat about continued flattening of COVID-19 curve
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is optimistic of a continued decline in new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission in Indonesia amid endeavors to discipline people to adhere to health protocols under Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) enforcement guidelines.
— Antara News

Alternatives to detention must be part of ‘new normal’, govt official says
Law enforcement agencies must look at alternatives to detaining criminal suspects and defendants to aid efforts to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in the country’s overcrowded detention facilities, a government official has said.
— The Jakarta Post

Mental Health Support for Frontline Medical Workers at Jakarta’s Covid-19 Hospital
The Indonesian Army has organized a team of mental health counselors to provide support for medical workers at the makeshift Covid-19 hospital in Kemayoran Athletes’ Village in Central Jakarta.
— Jakarta Globe

340,000 Joint Personnel from TNI, Polri Deployed to Oversee PSBB
The Armed Forces (TNI) and the National Police (Polri) will deploy 340,000 joint personnel to oversee the implementation of the freshly-introduced societal health protocols in line with the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) policy on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
— Tempo.co

135 early released prisoners have reoffended during pandemic in Indonesia: Police
National Police spokesperson Ahmad Ramadhan has said that 135 prisoners, who were released early in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, are back to committing crimes.
— The Jakarta Post

Residential property sales, prices rise cool as pandemic hits economy
Residential property sales and prices rise have shown a downward trend amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has battered people’s purchasing power and developers’ marketing efforts, despite lower mortgage interest rates.
— The Jakarta Post

Andi Arief Asks Govt to Release Former Health Minister
Democrat Party politician Andi Arief has asked the government to release former health minister Siti Fadilah Supari and use the latter’s knowledge and experience in combating the bird flu pandemic in the country’s fight against the COVID-19.
— Tempo.co

First Day of Work After Eid; Jakarta Streets Still Quiet
Traffic in Jakarta remains quiet on the first day of work after Eid al-Fitr holidays on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, reported the Traffic Management Center (TMC) of the Jakarta Police via its official Twitter account @TMCPoldaMetro.
— Tempo.co

Public adherence instrumental in ushering in new normal: Governor
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan reiterated that public adherence to the health protocol under the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) would be paramount for the capital city in transitioning to the new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Antara News

BPOM Launches COVID-19 Prevention Digital Book
The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has published a 44-page handbook as a comprehensive guide to halting the spread of COVID-19 in society.
— Tempo.co

President reviews readiness of MRT station’s facilities for new normal
President Joko Widodo examined the readiness of public facilities at the Hotel Indonesia Traffic Circle Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Station, Central Jakarta, Tuesday morning, as people brace for a new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Antara News

Businessman Suhendra Hadikuntono to sell companies to stem COVID-19
Businessman-cum-intelligence observer Suhendra Hadikuntono plans to sell several of his companies, clocking a turnover of hundreds of billions of rupiah, to assist the government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Antara News

Pertamina opens up new oil and gas well despite weak oil prices
Pertamina Hulu Mahakam (PHM), a subsidiary of state-owned oil company Pertamina, is opening up a new oil and gas field in the country to find new reserves despite a sharp fall in crude oil prices.
— The Jakarta Post

Demand for office space expected to bounce back after pandemic: JLL
Despite the surge in remote working arrangements among companies in Indonesia, demand for office space is expected to return after the COVID-19 pandemic passes, according to property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Another Victim of the Pandemic: Cultural Heritage Sites
Interdisciplinary cooperation will be needed to take care of Indonesia’s cultural heritage sites and keep them sustainable during the coronavirus pandemic, the Education and Culture Ministry has said.
— Jakarta Globe

Banks Resume Limited Operations After Eid Break
Branch offices of banks have resumed their limited operations on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
— Tempo.co

KKN community work program goes online amid pandemic
The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced many institutions to switch to digital platforms to carry on with their work. Universities are no exception.
— The Jakarta Post

‘I don’t think we can wait’: Business groups ready for ‘new normal’ despite risks
Businesspeople are prepared to press on with the government’s plan to gradually reopen the economy under health protocols to establish a “new normal” amid the continued rise of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Flooding forced 605 Samarinda residents to evacuate
Floods submerged several parts of Samarinda, the capital of East Kalimantan Province, in the past three days, compelling 605 residents to evacuate to higher ground, the local disaster mitigation office stated.
— Antara News

11 companies sign deals to buy gas at lower prices
Eleven companies have signed agreements with gas producers to buy cheap natural gas as part of the government’s incentive to boost Indonesia’s economic growth.
— The Jakarta Post

Unborn baby dies in NTT after ambulance gets stuck in roadblock traffic jam
An unborn baby died in East Nusa Tenggara after the ambulance carrying the baby’s mother got stuck in a traffic jam where a roadblock had been placed at the border between East Flores regency and Sikka regency.
— The Jakarta Post

 

 

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