Ryan Dagur – Timor-Leste's government has launched a national program to combat endemic malnutrition that afflicts nearly half of children under five in the Catholic-majority nation.
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May 6, 2022
Mike Foley – An outbreak of the highly infectious foot and mouth disease has been reported in Indonesia's East Java, posing a potential multibillion-dollar threat to the Australian live
May 5, 2022
Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – A few more suspected cases of acute hepatitis among children have been reported in Indonesia after the deaths of three paediatric patients allegedly caused by
May 3, 2022
Maria Fatima Bona, Jakarta – The doctors association has called on all medical professionals in Indonesia to increase alert for any symptoms of hepatitis in children and adults after th
April 29, 2022
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The Indonesian Covid-19 task force announced on Thursday, April 28, 2022, that the daily growth of confirmed coronavirus cases was 412 with most of them comin
April 27, 2022
Linda Rae Bennett and Setiyani Marta Dewi – Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin announced on 20 April that his ministry was adding the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to t
April 26, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine can be used as a booster following the Supreme Court's decision on the halal vaccines that the government can use for the immunization progr
April 23, 2022
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The number of Covid-19 positive cases in Indonesia was added to 522 people on Saturday, April 23.
April 20, 2022
The Indonesian government has included the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as a mandatory vaccine in its national immunization program.
April 19, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has again decided to extend the enforcement of the public mobility restrictions or PPKM policy in Java-Bali regions until May 9, 2022.
Jakarta – The government has further extended public activity restriction (PPKM) level 2 in all Greater Jakarta areas from Tuesday to May 9, which covers the Idul Fitri celebration peri
Jakarta – More than 99 percent of the Indonesian population already has antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, from vaccination and natural infections, a government s
April 18, 2022
Almost all residents of Indonesia's most populous island of Java have antibodies against COVID-19, owing to a combination of prior infection and vaccination against the virus, a governm
April 11, 2022
Iwan Ariawan (360info), Melbourne, Australia – Indonesia is home to more than a quarter of million people, spread across an archipelago made up of thousands of islands.
April 9, 2022
April 7, 2022
Krittayawan Boonto, Tjandra Yoga Aditama and Meirinda Sebayang, Jakarta – In the past two years, there has not been a day going by without us thinking about our health and wellbeing.
April 5, 2022
Jakarta – The daily COVID-19 booster rate has more than doubled since the government made getting a third vaccine dose a requirement for people intending to travel for the annual Idul F
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – Dina, who hails from Central Java but studies in the East Javan city of Malang, is dying to go back to her hometown during the upcoming Idul Fitri holidays.
April 4, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan recently said that Indonesia had brought the highly contagious Omicron co
Jakarta – The Indonesian government confirmed on Monday that it will reinstate visa exemption for citizens of fellow ASEAN member countries as the country begins to relax international
March 31, 2022
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The Catholic-majority nation of Timor-Leste is still battling a dengue outbreak that has killed dozens of people, with the number of cases soaring to more than 3,7
Jakarta – Nineteen million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Indonesia's national stockpile have expired this year and 1.5 million more are set to expire next month, as donated shots arrive
March 29, 2022
Jakarta – The onus is now on Indonesia, which hosted the fourth Conference of Parties (COP4) on the Minamata Convention on Mercury over the weekend, to lead by example and walk the talk
Iftar (breaking the fast during Ramadan) without its social aspects is not quite iftar.
March 28, 2022
Controversial former health minister Terawan Agus Putranto has elected not to further stir the pot after he was forever barred from medical practice.
March 26, 2022
Jakarta – Former Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto has been kicked out of the Indonesian Doctors Association, or IDI, for "serious ethical misconducts", prominent members confirmed
March 25, 2022
Khalis Surry, Raka Adji, Banda Aceh, Aceh – The Ministry of Health stated that the number of Indonesian citizens going abroad, especially to Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, for medic
Tempo.Co, Rini Kustiani, Jakarta – Indonesia ranks third in the world in the number of tuberculosis cases after India and China with a total of 824,000 cases and a fatality rate of 93,0
March 24, 2022
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – An epidemiologist from Australia's Griffith University, Dicky Budiman, assessed a number of factors causing the low rate of booster vaccination in Indones
March 23, 2022
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is looking at ways to combat stunted growth in Christian-majority East Nusa Tenggara province, which has the highest prevalence of the di
March 22, 2022
Jakarta, Indonesia, – Bright colour paints with high lead content are found in public children's facilities and open spaces across Indonesia.
Tiara Marthias and Likke Prawidya Putri – Indonesia is emerging from another surge in Covid-19 infections.
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, in the CNBC Indonesia economic outlook on Tuesday said Indonesia is entering 2022 with an improved foundation which he attri
Jakarta – Indonesia has dropped the quarantine requirement for international travelers who have received the complete vaccine doses against Covid-19 starting on March 22.
March 18, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – A serological survey, taken from November to December 2021, suggested that 86.6 percent of people aged over 1 year old in Indonesia have developed antibodi
March 17, 2022
Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria was tight-lipped about herd immunity albeit the city's primary vaccination coverage has exceeded the target.
March 16, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia's Presidential Palace continues to implement strict health protocols even though the number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia is declining.
March 15, 2022
Kukuh S. Wibowo, Jakarta – The Health Ministry recorded that the number of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases continued to decline to 9,629 on Monday, March 14.
March 10, 2022
Jakarta – How soon should Indonesia declare the transition of COVID-19 from being pandemic to endemic? Not a moment too soon, we believe.
March 9, 2022
Thresa Sandra Desfika & Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – A number of airlines have removed the antigen or polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test requirement for fully-vaccinated domes
March 7, 2022
M Baqir I A, Mecca Yumna, Jakarta – Cooperatives and SMEs Minister Teten Masduki attached utmost importance to the government's collaboration with stakeholders, especially business acto
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan announced that domestic travelers are no longer required to present
Jakarta – The government has decided to drop the antigen and polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test requirement for domestic travels as the country's latest Covid-19 wave receded, a se
Jakarta – Circulating reports about 18 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine that may have expired at the end of February 2022 have triggered safety concerns, hence damaging public trust in
Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – Indonesia is returning to normal life with the government scrapping major community restrictions and Covid-19 mandates, a senior official said on Monday.
March 5, 2022
Katriana, Jakarta – A total of 11,942,963 Indonesians have received the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from the COVID-19 Task Force as of Saturday afternoon.
Hendro D Situmorang, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is determined to vaccinate the entire target population against Covid-19 by the end of this month, a spokeswoman said on Saturda
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Indonesia logged 30,156 Covid-19 cases today, March 5.
March 2, 2022
Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – Indonesia's State-owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir has tested positive for Covid-19. The minister is currently self-isolating at home.
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Indonesia logged 40,920 new cases of Covid-19 in a day as of Wednesday noon, March 2.