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March 24, 2020

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Tempo - March 24, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto on Monday urged citizens to respect the protocols laid down by the government to…

Indonesia ›› Fake News & Black Campaigns
Tempo - March 24, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police tackled 41 cases of hoaxes on COVID-19 spread through social media and will continue to conduct cyber…

March 23, 2020

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – As health workers across the country are dealing with dwindling medical supplies because…

Indonesia ›› Labour & Migrant Workers
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The House of Representatives and labor unions are calling on the government and all companies to take measures to avoid…

Indonesia ›› Parliament & Legislation
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – Members of the House of Representatives and their families are to be tested first for COVID-19, with or without symptoms…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
ABC News - March 23, 2020

Anne Barker and Hellena Souisa – Indonesia now has a 9.3 per cent death rate from coronavirus – the highest in the world – after the death toll…

Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Riska Rahman, Jakarta – The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) hit yet another circuit breaker on Monday afternoon, with trading temporarily halted…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Suherdjoko, Semarang – In response to the shortage of protective health equipment for medical workers treating COVID-19 patients, the Central…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inspected on Monday a new emergency hospital that the government has converted from the four apartment…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Jakarta – The capital city Jakarta, the hardest hit province in Indonesia, has received thousands of pieces of protective clothing from the…

Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – The World Bank has approved the disbursement of a US$300 million loan to support the development of Indonesia's…

West Papua ›› International Solidarity
ABC Radio National - March 23, 2020

Belinda Lopez for Earshot – In the wake of the Lindt cafe attack in Sydney, a hashtag made its way around the world: #illridewithyou.

The…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Globe - March 23, 2020

Indah Handayani, Jakarta – Tokopedia, one of Indonesia's largest e-commerce platforms, has closed thousands of online stores that have been…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Jakarta – As the number of COVID-19 infections in Indonesia rose to 579 on Monday, Vice President Ma'ruf Amin has called on Muslim clerics to…

Indonesia ›› Labour & Migrant Workers
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Jakarta – While many Jakartans are staying in their houses and working remotely to curb the novel coronavirus outbreak, home office is not even…

Indonesia ›› Labour & Migrant Workers
CNN Indonesia - March 23, 2020

Surabaya – Thousands of people from labour, student and non-government organisations who are part of the East Java Movement Against the Omnibus…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Hengky Ola Sura, Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara – A celebration of Holy Week, popularly known as Semana Santa, in the town of Larantuka in East…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – An Indonesian Military (TNI) Hercules C-130 aircraft arrived at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base in East Jakarta on Monday…

Indonesia ›› Housing & Property
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – The government is using an application called SiKasep to prevent fraud in its subsidized housing loans programs by…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Indonesia at Melbourne - March 23, 2020

On 23 March, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said that the government would begin using the 2018 Asian Games athletes' village as an emergency…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Globe - March 23, 2020

Yustinus Paat, Farouk Arnaz, Jakarta – The National Police on Monday issued a warning against non-essential public gatherings as they increase…

Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya and Arya Dipa, Jakarta and Bandung – Several regions have postponed the preliminary stages of the 2020 regional elections because…

Indonesia ›› Internet & Social Media
Jakarta Post - March 23, 2020

Eisya A. Eloksari, Jakarta – Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate has urged people staying at home as per government…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Globe - March 23, 2020

Dina Manafe, Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – The government started delivering personal protective equipment for medical workers on Monday and…

March 22, 2020

Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Post - March 22, 2020

Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) wants the death penalty for people convicted of corruption during the COVID-19 outbreak, in…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 22, 2020

Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has declared a two-week state of emergency in the capital and urged offices to suspend…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 22, 2020

Rizki Fachriansyah, Apriadi Gunawan and Asip Hasani, Jakarta – The COVID-19 coronavirus has put a massive strain on Indonesia's healthcare system…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Tempo - March 22, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – An Indonesian Air Force Hercules C-130 plane left Pudong International Airport in Shanghai early Sunday, carrying 9 tons of…

Indonesia ›› Tourism & Hospitality
Jakarta Post - March 22, 2020

Ni Komang Erviani, Denpasar – Bali's provincial administration is urging tourist destinations on the resort island to suspend their operations…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 22, 2020

Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – If the Indonesian authorities failed to take drastic measures to slow down the spread of COVID-19, the country…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 22, 2020

A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil, Jakarta – On Saturday afternoon, Stefania Fanya Magis, her older sister and their two parents put on their best outfits as if…

Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Tempo - March 22, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – The Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem) has urged the government to postpone some of the procedural formalities…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 22, 2020

Suherdjoko, Semarang – Makers of jamu (herbal medicine) in the Wonolopo jamu village in Semarang, Central Java, have started producing a drink…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 22, 2020

Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis has issued an edict announcing that the police will take strict action…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Reuters - March 22, 2020

Jakarta – Indonesia has turned its "Athlete's Village" built for the 2018 Asian Games into an emergency hospital with a capacity to hold more…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 22, 2020

Margareth S. Aritonang, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's lack of a clear and comprehensive plan to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus has…

March 21, 2020

Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Jakarta Post - March 21, 2020

Adrian Wail Akhlas and Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – The rupiah breached Rp 16,000 against the US dollar on Friday, the weakest since the 1998…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 21, 2020

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration must make the case for a lockdown in Indonesia as the COVID-19 pandemic is projected to…

East Timor ›› Health & Education
Reuters - March 21, 2020

Dili – East Timor reported its first case of coronavirus, its Ministry of Health said on Saturday, adding that the case was from…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 21, 2020

Jakarta – Despite declaring an emergency status over the COVID-19 pandemic, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan needs to step up his game to…

West Papua ›› International Solidarity
Vanuatu Daily Post - March 21, 2020

Len Garae – The Vanuatu West Papua Association and Unification Committee (VWPAUC) Chairman, Pastor Allan Nafuki, has welcomed two new young…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Straits Times - March 21, 2020

Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Jakarta residents remained at home on Saturday (March 21), a day after the city's governor declared a state of…

Indonesia ›› Literature & The Arts
Tempo - March 21, 2020

Jakarta – Artists should focus on the management and curation of activities at Taman Ismail Marzuki post-revitalization. It's time to end the…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - March 21, 2020

Jakarta – The Jami' Ar-Rahmah mosque located in East Tebet subdistrict in Tebet, South Jakarta, insisted on gathering dozens of local residents…

Indonesia ›› Parliament & Legislation
Jakarta Post - March 21, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The House of Representatives has extended its recess period for seven days until March 29 amid the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Indonesia ›› Conservation & Animal Rights
Jakarta Post - March 21, 2020

Asip Hasani, Tulungagung, East Java – Tulungagung Police in East Java arrested a fisherman for catching nine long-beaked common dolphins from the…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Globe - March 21, 2020

Yudha Baskoro – The busy Indonesian capital has turned quiet since restrictions on work places and public gatherings were imposed on Friday due…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Straits Times - March 21, 2020

Jeffrey Hutton, Jakarta – At the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital in central Jakarta, news that the government is introducing rapid testing for the…

Indonesia ›› Labour & Migrant Workers
Nikkei Asian Review - March 21, 2020

Jun Suzuki, Jakarta – Ride-hailing drivers and others working in Indonesia's informal economy have lost work after the government responded this…

Indonesia ›› Military Ties & Arms Trade
UA Wire - March 21, 2020

Indonesia's Deputy Defense Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono assured that Jakarta has not canceled the purchase of 11 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from…