Prisca Triferna, Fadhli Ruhman, Jakarta – A total of 3,205 people were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 on Saturday, with 2,889 cases involving local transmission and the rest invo
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January 23, 2022
January 22, 2022
Jakarta – Two patients diagnosed with the Omicron coronavirus variant have died while being treated at the hospital, marking Indonesia's first known fatalities from the highly contagiou
Jakarta – As COVID-19 cases rise amid the spread of the Omicron variant worldwide, vaccine boosters have been recommended for large parts of the population, as full inoculation may not
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste has recorded a significant increase in dengue fever cases with this year's death toll already touching 14, making it the deadliest year in recent times
January 21, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia has recorded more than 1,000 cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant since the first cases were confirmed in mid-December, according to government data released on
Antara, Jakarta – The spokesman of the national Covid-19 Task Force, Wiku Adidasmito, said it would be best for the general public to postpone traveling overseas amidst the government's
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Omicron patients, both showing symptoms and mild symptoms, are allowed to self-isolate so long as they meet clinical and residential requirements as regulated via
January 20, 2022
Manila (Bloomberg) – More than a million Covid-19 vaccine shots expired in Indonesia before they could be given out, as most of them were donated with a short shelf life.
January 19, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The Indonesian government announced on Wednesday that it had secured 400,000 tablets of the Covid-19 antiviral drug Molnupiravir, while also reporting that
January 18, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia has administered more than 300 million doses of vaccine against Covid-19 since the campaign began last year, a Health Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.
January 17, 2022
Jakarta – Slowly but surely, the country has seen its COVID-19 caseload rise over the past few weeks as a result of the Omicron variant.
January 15, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia reported 1,054 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, the highest daily increase in three months, as the government braces for a new wave of coronavirus infections driven b
January 14, 2022
Pribadi Wicaksono (Contributor), Yogyakarta – Yogyakarta Administration on Thursday, January 13, started to intensify the booster vaccination in an effort to anticipate the rapid transm
Hendro D Situmorang, Jakarta – Indonesia's Omicron tally has now jumped to 572 following the government's recent announcement that it had detected 66 new infections of the highly transm
January 13, 2022
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The government plans to provide a booster vaccine for people aged 18 years and over, in addition to the elderly and vulnerable groups, in early February.
January 12, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The COVID-19 Task Force reported Tuesday, Jan. 11, that Indonesia is facing a surge in COVID-19 confirmed cases in the last two weeks.
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Jakarta Health Agency Head of Disease Prevention and Control Division, Dwi Oktavia, said the daily number of COVID-19 Omicron cases reached 498 as of Januar
Jakarta – Indonesia kicked off its COVID-19 booster program for the general public on Wednesday, as the country hit an almost three-month high in cases amid the rise of the Omicron vari
January 11, 2022
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – The number of COVID-19 cases in Jakarta is slowly increasing following the finding of the Omicron variant.
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – An epidemiologist from the University of Indonesia, Pandu Riono, predicted that the possible COVID-19 third wave in Jakarta triggered by the Omicron varia
Just one day before the rollout of COVID-19 booster shots for the general public begins, President Joko Widodo issued a statement that the third dose will be administered at no cost to
January 10, 2022
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – A spokesperson for COVID-19 vaccination at the Health Ministry, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, said the government is determined to give vaccine boosters on a paid scheme.
Jakarta – Indonesia has recorded an additional 75 cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant, bringing the total number of cases to 414, according to the Health Ministry on Sunday.
Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Fair Healthcare Access is urging the government to reconsider the Covid-19 booster vaccine or third dosage plan for the general public.
January 9, 2022
Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – Cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant across Indonesia have tripled in a week, with about 90 per cent imported, prompting the government to appeal fo
January 8, 2022
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The Medan administration is on high alert after it detected a probable case of the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant, linked to a man from the Unite
Antara, Jakarta – Jakarta deputy governor, Ahmad Riza Patria, suspected that the rise in Covid-19 active cases was the effect of Christmas and New Year holidays.
M Julnis Firmansyah, Lani Diana, Jakarta – Patients of Covid-19 Omicron variant in Jakarta per January 7, increased to 271 people from 252 on the previous day.
January 6, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Presidential Staff Office (KSP) has emphasized that the government is continuing to work on revamping the PeduliLindungi application, which has been evaluated as l
A suspected syndicate selling booster shots to the general public before the government's official rollout is making headlines in Indonesia, even though officials are aware that vaccine
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Head of the Jakarta Health Agency Widyastuti on Wednesday said the city has logged an increasing number of active and daily Covid-19 cases which are dominat
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The main hospital in Catholic-majority Timor-Leste is forcing people to share beds as it battles a significant spike in dengue fever cases that has killed six chil
January 5, 2022
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Indonesian Covid-19 task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito in a statement on Wednesday revealed that the majority of Indonesians, 86.6 percent to be exact, h
Antara, Jakarta – The number of Indonesians who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has reached 114.5 million, according to the vaccination data released by the COVID-19 Tas
Mirza Bagaskara, Jakarta – Indonesian officials said the country has now recorded 254 confirmed Covid-19 cases of the Omicron variant.
January 4, 2022
The Indonesian government gave a nice little surprise for travelers in 2022 as it shortened mandatory quarantine for international arrivals, even if the new rule superseded another rela
Bernadus Wijayaka, Jakarta – A local policeman at the subdistrict police in West Teupah, Aceh, recently went viral for his creative and heartwarming way of convincing an unvaccinated fa
January 3, 2022
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Indonesian government decided to slash the mandatory quarantine period for international arrivals from 10-14 days to 7-10 days.
Elly Burhaini Faizal, Jakarta – Indonesia's public health response to malaria has continued to improve.
Dewi Nurita, Majalah Tempo, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Sunday evening of December 26 led the Cabinet meeting that discussed the development of the Omicron variant that
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced on Monday that Indonesia's vaccination drive had topped 281 million doses, managing to cover more than half of the
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin announced additional cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, bringing the total to 152 cases as of Monday, January 3.
Jakarta – Indonesia will begin giving COVID-19 booster shots to the general public from January 12, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Monday, as the Omicron variant spreads in
January 2, 2022
Andi Firdaus, Fardah, Jakarta – The National Commission (Komnas) for KIPI (adverse event following immunization – AEFI) has said there has been no death caused by COVID-19 vaccination i
January 1, 2022
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Indonesian Health Ministry confirms the 68 additional Omicron cases, totaling the number to 136 people.
December 31, 2021
New year, new COVID-19 vaccination phase in Indonesia, as the government has set Jan. 12 as the possible launch date for its booster shot program.
December 30, 2021
Endy Bayuni, Jakarta – In the run-up to the National Games (PON) in October, the government worked hard to make sure that as many people as possible in Papua and West Papua provinces, h
Jean Chien Tay – An Indonesian man recently revealed that he had been paid to take 14 shots of the Covid-19 vaccine on behalf of others, Kompas reported.
December 29, 2021
Zubi Mahrofi, Nabil Ihsan, Jakarta – An epidemiologist from the University of Indonesia, Pandu Riono, expressed optimism that Indonesia would enter the COVID-19 endemic stage by 2022, a
Jessica Ester, Jakarta – Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi said Indonesia has pocketed more than 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines that are sufficient for the next