Heru Andriyanto & Maria Fatima Bona, Jakarta – The Indonesian government must not be in hurry to authorize the use of a vaccine against coronavirus until there is one with proven ef
Health & Drugs
October 23, 2020
Jakarta – Indonesia has seen a significant decrease in active COVID-19 cases, the National COVID-19 task force stated on Thursday.
October 22, 2020
Jakarta – The Banten administration has extended large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the province until Nov. 19, according to a recently issued gubernatorial decree.
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The total number of cured or discharged Covid-19 patients in Indonesia passed the 300,000 mark on Thursday, but the peak of new infections remains nowhere to
Sausan Atika, Jakarta – Jakarta has become the second region in the country to issue a COVID-19-related bylaw after the City Council and the administration agreed to endorse a set of pr
The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) is pretty much all of us right now, as it has urged the government to observe all due process for any COVID-19 vaccine candidate so it doesn't a
Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – Indonesia's low testing rate has persisted seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, as laboratories throughout the archipelago face problems ranging from limi
Jakarta – Research and Technology Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro, who also heads the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), has stated a target for a state-owned company to prod
October 21, 2020
Jakarta – An upcoming long weekend is the next test for the country's COVID-19 mitigation efforts as mobility will be hard to control, warns an epidemiologist.
Jakarta – West Java and Banten have reduced the number of regions categorized as COVID-19 high-risk red zones.
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – A coalition of medical associations is planning to file a judicial review and issue a subpoena to Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto over a recently i
Jakarta – A healthcare worker in Tulungagung regency, Central Java, has died after contracting SARS-CoV2 for the second time, a local COVID-19 task force official has said.
October 20, 2020
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The National Covid-19 Task Force warned against traveling during long holidays next week as it could trigger an uptick in newly coronavirus cases.
Jakarta – Edhi Ahmadi, a 67-year-old resident of Danaraja in Banyumas, Central Java, donned a plastic bracelet put on him by Banyumas Regent Achmad Husein on Monday.
Triyan Pangastuti, Dion Bisara, Jakarta – A relatively milder recession and lower death rate than other countries have convinced the government to stay on its plan to guide this country
October 19, 2020
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Once was the worst-affected province in the Indonesian coronavirus outbreak, East Java now sees a greatly reduced intensity of caseloads thanks to soaring num
Jakarta – Having seen the many people who have lost income and even their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of people in Bekasi, West Java, has decided to open a market that se
Jakarta – Asmat regency in Papua has decided to limit access to and from the area for 28 days, starting on Sunday, after eight people in the regency's capital Agats tested positive for
Maikel Jefriando, Stanley Widianto, Jakarta – The president of the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, Joko Widodo, called on Monday for Indonesia not to rush the rollout of vaccine
Indonesia's Islamic authority is set to have a pivotal role in the country's vaccination drive, which the government is hoping would begin as early as the end of this year.
October 18, 2020
Jakarta – A 5-day-old baby has died of COVID-19 in Jeneponto, South Sulawesi.
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – All 1,620 Indonesian volunteers have received trial vaccine against coronavirus provided by China's Sinovac Biotech during the phase 3 clinical trial in the W
Jakarta – Eight Bekasi police who were deployed to handle rallies that broke out after the House of Representatives approved the Job Creation Law on Oct.
Jakarta – Vice President Ma'ruf Amin, who is also the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) chairman, has said Muslims in the country can follow the council's fatwas that provide guidance in f
Jakarta – The Religious Affairs Ministry has started to deliver aid to eight pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in West Java and Central Java whose students have tested positive for CO