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The number of health care workers dying from Covid-19 continues to climb. The Indonesian Medical Association has recorded that as of August 4, 74 doctors in total including three lung specialists who directly handled Covid-19 patients have died.
The phase III clinical trial of Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s Covid-19 vaccine has generated a lot of interest from prospective volunteers. Four days after the open registration began, over 1,000 volunteers have signed up for the trial conducted by the research team from the faculty of medicine of the Padjadjaran University in Bandung, West Java.
A Mid government’s efforts to speed up digitalization of broadcasting, the House of Representatives (DPR) decided to drop the broadcast law revision from its 2020 national legislative priorities.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to restrict major public activities, the government predicts the national economic growth to take a nose dive to minus 4.3 percent in the second quarter. “For the most part, the drop is attributed to a sharp decline in consumer spending,” said Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, 57, during a special interview with Tempo on July 17.
Since Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte came to power four years ago, Maria Ressa’s life has never been the same. Harassment and persecution—from cyber attacks to arrest warrants—keep coming in turn.
Chairman of the Synod of Indonesian Gospel Tabernacle Church (Kingmi) Church in Papua, Rev. Benny Giay regretted the conviction of seven Papuan political prisoners who were tried for treason.
Violence against indigenous communities continues to occur.
JUST like government institutions’ heads in other countries, Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Muhammad Syarifuddin does not know what it is like to work from home even as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on. He still goes to work and has familiarized himself with video conferencing from a designated cubicle at the corner of his office.
The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) is pushing the government to implement the ‘new normal’ sooner and ease the restrictions so as to bring the economy back to life.
Nadirsyah Hosen observes that the Indonesian public has been split into two major groups as the country grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Early this month, a news report coming out of South Korea sparked furor across the archipelago.
West Java Governor Mochamad Ridwan Kamil has ordered large-scale social restrictions—or PSBB as widely known—across the entire West Java region starting May 6 following the successful implementation of the same measures in Bogor-Depok-Bekasi and Greater Bandung.
After waiting for two days on tenterhooks, the President of the All-Indonesia Labor Union Confederation (KSBSI) Elly Rosita Silaban obtained the good news from the Merdeka Palace on Friday, April 24.
While several governors and regional heads sought permission to apply the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) to waylay further spread of the coronavirus, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has a different take.
Following the March 22 announcement of the death of six doctors, the Indonesian Medical Association’s executive board (BP IDI) began posting on its social media pages obituaries for doctors who succumbed to the Covid-19, complete with a black and white portrait of the deceased doctors next to their names and academic titles.
As the threats from the Covid-19 pandemic on the national economy looms, the government has modified this year’s state budget posture and details.
Rising number of Covid-19 patients reminds Mohammad Syahril of the time the pandemic began to unfold last January. He had just been appointed the chief executive officer of the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI) that time.