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Indonesia’s health care is crashing due to the spike in Covid-19 cases. To overcome the collapse of hospitals, the government worked hard to increase the capacities of isolation wards and hunt for medical oxygen, even in Singapore. Amid this situation, more and more doctors and nurses died from Covid-19.
Business expansion of Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa alias Gojek outside Indonesia is predicted to be stronger after collaborating with AirAsia Group. After transferring application-based transportation services and financial technology in Thailand to AirAsia, Gojek will concentrate to work on the Vietnamese and Singaporean markets.
Comrade Xi’s Global Ambition
Under President Xi Jinping, China ramps up massive infrastructure development at home. They expand business and investment to Indonesia through the Belt and Road Initiative Program, trampling local cement and steel producers along the way.
China sets the ambitious target of becoming carbon-free before 2060. But it remains actively constructing coal-fired power plants and is still the largest importer of coal.
I Just Enjoy It
At last, SOEs Minister Erick Thohir intervened and tackled the medical oxygen and Covid medication shortages that plagued many hospitals. Erick mobilized several SOEs to help meet the needs of referral hospitals particularly in Java. He also instructed Indofarma and Kimia Farma to boost ivermectin production to fill the market with ample supplies. Although the BPOM has not approved the drug, Erick is pushing its use given the efficacy and minimal side effects proven in several countries. Amid the marked increase in Covid cases, Erick, who also leads Covid-19 Mitigation and Economic Recovery Working Committee makes frequent rounds of site inspection to check on oxygen and Covid drug supplies, all the while continuing with measures to transform SOEs.
A Team of archeologists from Trowulan Cultural Heritage Conservation Center (BPCB) conducts research on the structure and dimensions of the Gayatri Temple ruins in Boyolangu, Tulungagung, East Java, on July 6. This research aims to examine the feasibility of restoring the ancient burial site of Putri Gayatri or Rajapadmi Gayatri, the grandmother of King Hayam Wuruk who ruled the Majapahit Kingdom in the 14th century (1359-1389 AD). Antara/Destyan Sujarwoko
A Tale of Two Rivers
A photo of the difference in color between the Citarik River (left) and the Citarum River (right) which is polluted by waste, in Sapan, Bandung Regency, West Java, Wednesday, July 7. Data from the Directorate-General of Pollution Control and Environmental Damage at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry records that 70.13 percent of Citarum River water pollution is caused by domestic waste. Antara/Raisan Al Farisi