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September 20, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - September 20, 2022

President Joko Widodo said he won't follow in the way of US President Joe Biden after the latter declared that the pandemic is over in his country.

September 14, 2022

Jakarta Post - September 14, 2022

Jakarta – The Health Ministry said on Wednesday morning that the mobile COVID-19 tracking application PeduliLindungi was back online following technical difficulties that the ministry b

September 13, 2022

Tempo - September 13, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The COVID-19 Handling Task Force recorded an additional 1,848 COVID-19 infections as of 12 p.m. local time on Monday, which brought the total tally to 6,394,340.

September 6, 2022

Tempo - September 6, 2022

Jakarta (Antara) – The government has announced that all regions of Indonesia are under the public activity restriction or PPKM level 1, the least stringent of the four-level COVID-19 c

August 29, 2022

Tempo - August 29, 2022

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Passengers of long-distance trains aged 18 years and above are required to get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot starting Tuesday, Augus

August 24, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - August 24, 2022

We needn't worry too much about monkeypox, Indonesia's Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said, as the disease mostly causes unsavory cosmetic changes and not fatalities.

August 21, 2022

Agence France-Presse - August 21, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesia has recorded its first case of monkeypox in a 27-year-old man who returned from traveling overseas, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

August 10, 2022

Jakarta Post - August 10, 2022

Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta – Nearly two months after the first foot and mouth disease (FMD) case was reported, the government finally started the cattle vaccination program for 60.6 v

Al Jazeera - August 10, 2022

Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – When Pika Sasi Kirana was born, there were no signs that anything was amiss.

August 9, 2022

Tempo - August 9, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Jakarta Health Agency announced that more neighborhood units (RT) are categorized as the COVID-19 red zone.

Policy Forum - August 9, 2022

Jenny Munro, Els Rieke Tieneke Katmo, Yustina Wambrauw – HIV is rife in West Papua.

August 6, 2022

Sydney Morning Herald - August 6, 2022

Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore – A senior Indonesian minister has taken aim at Pauline Hanson over her claims that Australian tourists could bring foot and mouth disease in

August 5, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - August 5, 2022

With neighboring countries already reporting cases, the Indonesian Doctors' Association (IDI) says there's a big probability that monkeypox is already in the archipelago, but it has gon

Tempo - August 5, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia recorded 6,527 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours as of Thursday noon, August 4.

August 4, 2022

Tempo - August 4, 2022

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the government allocated Rp44.8 trillion from the State Budget (APBN) to suppress the stunting rate among child

July 31, 2022

Channel News Asia - July 31, 2022

Kiki Siregar, Banjar, South Kalimantan – Every time Ramjaena wants to use the toilet, she first checks if there is anyone in the vicinity of her home.

July 28, 2022

Sydney Morning Herald - July 28, 2022

Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore – Indonesia is reporting zero cases of foot and mouth on Bali but experts warn the island is far from free of the dreaded livestock disease t

Tempo - July 28, 2022

Zacharias Wuragil (Reuters/Nature), Jakarta – Indonesia is set to produce a COVID-19 vaccine using messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, which is similar to Pfizer and Moderna in the United

July 24, 2022

Australian Financial Review - July 24, 2022

Emma Connors, Singapore/Jakarta – Inadequate compensation, vaccine hesitancy and the difficulty involved in reaching millions of farmers are hampering Indonesia's efforts to stop the sp

July 23, 2022

Sydney Morning Herald - July 23, 2022

Chris Barrett and Amilia Rosa, Bali – At Kubu Anyar, a five-minute motorcycle ride from Bali's popular Kuta beach, hobby farmer Made Purba Wilantara understands Australia's high anxiety

July 20, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - July 20, 2022

It's not the end of the road by any means, but efforts to make marijuana permissible for therapeutic use in Indonesia have taken a huge setback after the Constitutional Court (MK) today

Reuters - July 20, 2022

Jakarta – The Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected a judicial review of the country's narcotics law that would have paved the way for legalizing marijuana for medicinal use, a pan

July 19, 2022

Tempo - July 19, 2022

Eiben Heizar, Jakarta – The Indonesian Food and Drug Administration Agency (BPOM) has officially authorized the emergency use of the drug Paxlovid, a film-coated tablet for the treatmen

Tempo - July 19, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has said that the provincial government is working to push up the COVID-19 booster dose coverage by organizing vaccination program

July 15, 2022

Tempo - July 15, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Head of the COVID-19 Task Force from the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) Zubairi Djoerban predicted that Indonesia is entering the COVID-19 fourth wave.

July 14, 2022

Tempo - July 14, 2022

Maria Fransisca Lahur, Jakarta – The weekly positivity rate of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia surpassed the standard set by WHO of 5 percent.

Tempo - July 14, 2022

M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The National Narcotics Agency or BNN arrested three personnel of the Indonesian Military (TNI) and one member of the National Police who were involved in

July 13, 2022

Kompas.com - July 13, 2022

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Community Legal Aid Institute (LBHM) is urging the government to immediately conduct research into the benefits of cannabis for medical purposes.

July 11, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - July 11, 2022

Get ready to cover up your beautiful faces indoors and outdoors again, folks, as President Joko Widodo has called for the return of strict mask mandates at all public places.

Tempo - July 11, 2022

Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has implemented new sets of rules for international travelers including Indonesians and foreign nationals that will take effect on

July 8, 2022

Jakarta Post - July 8, 2022

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is calling on Indonesians to work hard and work together with the government to lower the stunting prevalence rate to 14 percent

July 6, 2022

Tempo - July 6, 2022

Antara, Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – A representative for the Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday said the government deemed the foot and mouth disease (FMD) has spread across 21 prov

July 4, 2022

Jakarta Globe - July 4, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesia had passed the peak of the latest Covid-19 wave driven by Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, with a relatively lower number of daily cases and deaths compared to oth

Coconuts Jakarta - July 4, 2022

We don't have to don our masks outdoors, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said today, setting the record straight amid a lack of clarity about the policy.

Tempo - July 4, 2022

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday has decided to include third-dose vaccinations or booster shots as a requirement to conduct mass-public activities an

Jakarta Globe - July 4, 2022

Jakarta – BA.4 and BA.5 have become the dominant Covid-19 variants in Indonesia where the number of new cases picks up growth again, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Monday.

Tempo - July 4, 2022

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Indonesia continued to record new cases of COVID-19.

July 3, 2022

Tempo - July 3, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has declared a certain emergency status for foot and mouth disease (FMD) in livestock through the Decree of the BNPB Hea

July 2, 2022

Tempo - July 2, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia recorded an increase in Covid-19 cases reaching 620 percent in the past month, which is the highest compared to other countries.

Tempo - July 2, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said that the bed occupancy rate (BOR) at Covid-19 referral hospitals reached 14 percent in the past few days.

June 29, 2022

Jakarta Globe - June 29, 2022

Jakarta – The government has revealed a plan to review the marijuana ban in Indonesia, marking a shift in tone that many hope would pave the way for the use of the addictive substance f

AsiaOne - June 29, 2022

Resty Woro Yuniar – Health experts have urged Indonesia to reimplement stricter coronavirus curbs as a top official warns the country could see the latest wave, driven by Omicron subvar

June 28, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - June 28, 2022

Indonesia just got one of the unlikeliest proponents for medical marijuana: Vice President Ma'ruf Amin.

Antara News - June 28, 2022

Andi Firdaus, Raka Adji, Jakarta – The number of people receiving the third or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Indonesia has topped 50 million as of 12 p.m.

June 26, 2022

Yogya.co - June 26, 2022

Febriyani, Jakarta – Coinciding with the commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, a mother and her daughter, who suffers from cerebr

June 24, 2022

Jakarta Globe - June 24, 2022

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The Health Ministry on Friday announced that Indonesia has not identified any case of monkeypox, a transmissible disease that causes rash, fever, and swoll

June 22, 2022

Tempo - June 22, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) has asked the government and the community to step up booster vaccinations as an anticipatory measure against the increase in

June 21, 2022

Jakarta Globe - June 21, 2022

Maria Fatima Bona, Jakarta – Indonesia has recorded more than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases in a day for six consecutive days that should be greeted with alarm, a government spokesman said o

June 20, 2022

Tempo - June 20, 2022

Zacharias Wuragil, Jakarta – Indonesia recorded over 1,000 daily cases of Covid-19 over the weekend.

June 18, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 18, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesia has moved a step closer to its goal of becoming a vaccine production hub, as a series of locally developed COVID-19 vaccine candidates enter the advanced stages of c