Dili – President Francisco Guterres Lu Olo swore in eight new cabinet members on Friday. For the first time a woman has become deputy prime minister in Timor-Leste.
Health & Drugs
May 31, 2020
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Indonesia reported 700 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Sunday to bring the country's total to 26,473 and conclude the toughest month since the country'
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The Religious Affairs Ministry has issued new guidelines for houses of worship, which are set to reopen soon as part of the so-called "new normal" after b
Jakarta – The ongoing feud between East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa and Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini aka Risma over how to handle the COVID-19 outbreak in virus-stricken E
May 30, 2020
Jakarta – Authorities in East Jakarta are readying the city-owned Pulogadung Sports Hall as a quarantine center for people returning to Jakarta after the Idul Fitri holiday who do not
Jakarta – A 100-year-old woman in Surabaya, East Java, has recovered from COVID-19 after spending a month in the hospital.
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – The World Bank has agreed to provide a US$250 million loan to support Indonesia's COVID-19 response, the organization's board of executive directors annou
Dina Manafe, Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The number of patients recovering from coronavirus in Indonesia hit a new record of 523 on Saturday, almost double the previous record of 285 on
May 29, 2020
Bengkulu, Indonesia – Indonesian officials are forcing social distancing violators to recite Koran verses, stay in "haunted" houses and submit to public shaming on social media as the
M Rosseno Aji, Translator: Dio Suhenda (Intern), Jakarta – Chief of the Papuan Human Rights Lawyers Association, Gustaf Rudolf Kawer, reported that dozens of inmates in the Jayapura Pr
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Indonesia reported 678 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 25,216 in the toughest week since
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – Publicly listed pharmaceutical company Kalbe Farma has signed an agreement with South Korea-based biotechnology firm Genexine Inc.
Sri Wahyuni, Yogyakarta – As Indonesia has yet to see the curve of COVID-19 infection flatten, the government's decision to roll out guidelines on easing COVID-19 restrictions under it
Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – On April 3, Indonesia released two regulations, a government regulation and a Health Ministry regulation, to pave the way for large-scale social restrictions (
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police planned to establish a database post to monitor the public's compliance with the health protocols during the enf
May 28, 2020
Jakarta – The administrations of three municipalities and one regency, namely Gowa regency in South Sulawesi, Makassar also in South Sulawesi, Tegal in Central Java and Palangkaraya in
Jakarta – COVID-19 task force head of expert staff Wiku Adisasmito has said that Tangerang city, Depok city, Bekasi city and Bekasi regency have the highest risk of COVID-19 transmissi
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto has suggested that several regions, including Jakarta, might be ready to welcom
Jakarta – As Indonesia braces to gradually reopen the economy, the government has announced that the country's regions should meet two main conditions to be able to ease COVID-19 mobil
May 27, 2020
Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – The Foreign Ministry revealed on Wednesday that 47 Indonesian nurses working overseas have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of Indone
Budiarti Utami Putri, Surabaya – The deputy head of the Surabaya's Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) task force on Covid-19 handling, Arief Bakhtiar, said a number of hospitals in t
Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – Indonesia's most popular tourist destination, Bali, has its local customs to thank for what officials tout as success in containing the COVID-19 outbreak, as
Dili – The Council of Ministers has approved the request from the Integrated Crisis Management Centre (Sentru Integradu Jestaun Krize – SIJK) for the extension of the state of emergenc
Heru Andriyanto, Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – East Java reported yet another highest rise of coronavirus infections compared to other provinces on Wednesday and is getting nearer to
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