Indonesia morning news for April 13

Indonesia morning news for April 13
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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia Reports Biggest Daily Jump in Coronavirus Cases
Indonesia on Sunday reported 399 new cases of the coronavirus, its biggest daily jump so far, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 4,241, according to data provided by a health ministry official, Achmad Yurianto.
— The New York Times

Communications and transparency key to Indonesia’s COVID-19 response
In mid-February, Indonesia’s Health Minister, Terawan Agus Putranto pointed to divine intervention when explaining that no cases of COVID-19 had been identified in Indonesia.
— AEC News Today

‘Large-Scale’ Social Restrictions Expanded to Jakarta’s Satellite Cities
Health Minister Agus Terwan Putranto has approved the request from five districts and cities in West Java to implement the so-called large-scale social restrictions to contain the novel coronavirus epidemic in Greater Jakarta, where around 70 percent of confirmed cases were found.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia Orders Coronavirus Transport Curbs Ahead of Ramadan Exodus
Indonesia has imposed curbs on public transport ahead of the annual exodus to home villages that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Sunday.
— The New York Times

Coronavirus measures trigger prison riot in Indonesia
Angry inmates set fire to an overcrowded prison on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island during a riot erupted late Saturday over measures imposed to contain the coronavirus, officials said.
— ABC News

All Indonesia’s 34 Provinces Now Affected by Coronavirus
Gorontalo province in the northern part of Sulawesi Island has reported its first Covid-19 case so that all of Indonesia’s 34 provinces are now affected by the outbreak, government data released on Friday showed.

Three police officers die following clash with military personnel in Papua
Three officers from the Mamberamo Raya Police force have died while two others sustained injuries following a reported clash with military personnel in Mamberamo Raya regency, Papua, on Sunday morning.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Scrambles for Satellite Replacement After Nusantara Dua Destroyed in Launch From China
Indonesia has scrambled to find satellite a replacement as 23 television and eight radio broadcasts are at risk of stopping after a $200 million communication satellite get destroyed during launch from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, China on Thursday.
— Jakarta Globe

Anak Krakatau not alone as three more Indonesian volcanoes erupt
Three more volcanoes—Mount Kerinci in West Sumatra, Mount Semeru in East Java and Mount Merapi in Central Java—showed elevated activity on Friday, on the same day that Anak Krakatau erupted.
— The Jakarta Post

COVID-19: Controversy ensues as village rejects nurse’s funeral in Central Java
The funeral of a nurse who succumbed to COVID-19 in Sewakul village, West Ungaran, Semarang regency in Central Java was met with rejection on Thursday afternoon from several residents due to concerns over the risk of possible infection.
— The Jakarta Post

Jakarta police distribute 25 tons of rice to low-income people
The Traffic Directorate of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police on Sunday distributed 25 tons of rice as assistance from the public to low-income people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in and around Jakarta.
— Antara News

COVID-19; ISEI Donates Rp530 Million to Charity Foundations
The Association of Indonesian Economists (ISEI) has donated Rp530 million to charity foundations helping fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Indonesia: Anti-graft activists urge transparency over RM106bil stimulus
ANTI-GRAFT activists have called on the government to be transparent in the disbursement of the recently unveiled 405.1 trillion rupiah (RM106bil) Covid-19 economic stimulus in order to avoid the pitfalls of past corruption cases in 2008 and 1998.
— The Star

COVID-19: Govt urges Muslims not to hold ‘bukber’ during Ramadan
The Religious Affairs Ministry has urged Indonesian Muslims not to hold bukber, short for buka puasa bersama (breaking-of-the-fast gathering) activities during the upcoming Ramadan, as COVID-19 has spread to every province across the country.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s top lender expects coronavirus to boost digital banking
The coronavirus outbreak could serve as a catalyst for Indonesia become a cashless society and embrace digital banking, a director at Indonesia’s biggest bank by assets said, as people stay indoors for to avoid infection.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Jambi wildlife agency investigates death of crocodile
The Jambi Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Jambi) has launched an investigation into the death of a 4-meter-long saltwater crocodile in Teluk Dewan village, East Tanjungjabung regency, Jambi.
— The Jakarta Post

More Indonesians Abroad Contract Covid-19 as Countries Extend Travel Bans
The Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Thursday a total of 312 Indonesians abroad have been infected with Covid-19 as the global toll from the disease continues to rise.
— Jakarta Globe

Five in Indonesia arrested for allegedly instigating arson, looting
Indonesian police have arrested five people who allegedly instigated others to commit arson and looting as the poor grapple with declining income due to the coronavirus pandemic.
— The Straits Times

Saudi Arabia sends home Indonesian pilgrims flouting immigration rules
The Saudi government has sent home Indonesian umroh pilgrims and citizens found guilty of violating immigration rules, according to the Indonesian Foreign Ministry.
— Antara News

Indonesia not alone in fight against COVID-19 pandemic
Indonesia is not alone in its battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as several nations have offered assistance to the country although they are also facing a similar ordeal.
— Antara News

Victim Protection Agency requests Rp 65m to compensate ex-minister for stabbing incident
The Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) has requested Rp 65 million (US$4,113) in financial compensation for former coordinating political, legal and security affairs minister Wiranto, who was stabbed during an alleged terror attack in Pandeglang, Banten, in October last year.
— The Jakarta Post

Three years on, Amnesty urges govt to dig deeper into Novel’s attack to find the ‘mastermind’
Amnesty International Indonesia has called on the government to step up its commitment to identifying the person or persons responsible for an acid attack on graft investigator Novel Baswedan, as Saturday marks the third year since the incident without significant progress.
— The Jakarta Post

Dengue fever kills at least six people in North Maluku
According to North Maluku Health Agency data for the first quarter of the year, the fatalities were recorded from Jan. 3 to March 3 in three regencies of the province.
— The Jakarta Post

Reporting on COVID-19: Journalists torn between caution, duty
At a time when all Indonesian citizens have been asked to stay at home to curb coronavirus transmissions, there are many who continue to venture out on account of their jobs, including journalists.
— Antara News

Maluku police kill crocodile that snatched, ate 6-year-old
The Maluku police in Air Buaya Subdistrict, Buru District, on Thursday shot a saltwater crocodile which had snatched and eaten a 6-year-old boy swimming near the beach in Waimangit Village a day earlier.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s hospitals asked to notify PPE shortage to health offices
COVID-19 Mitigation Acceleration Task Force Head Doni Monardo emphasized that local general hospitals (RSUD) nationwide encountering a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other healthcare equipment can notify their respective province’s health offices.
— Antara News

East Nusa Tenggara residents celebrate Good Friday from home amid COVID-19 pandemic
Christians in East Nusa Tenggara celebrated a solemn yet joyful Good Friday from the comfort of their homes, taking part in online church services as the COVID-19 outbreak forced people to refrain from public gatherings.
— The Jakarta Post

Anies Baswedan Bans Private Vehicles during Social Restrictions
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan through the Gubernatorial Regulation No. 33/2020 mandated that private vehicles are only allowed to operate in certain conditions during the enforcement of the large-scale social restrictions or PSBB in the capital in an effort to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Indonesia applies COVID-19 protocol in apprehending foreign poachers
The Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has applied a health protocol to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the arrest of foreign ship crew members over illegal fishing in the country’s waters.
— Antara News

15 companies in Bintan stop operating due to COVID-19 pandemic
As many as 15 companies mostly engaged in the tourism sector in Bintan District, Riau Islands Province, have stopped operating due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Antara News

Rapid tests detect 132 suspected corona cases in West Java
As many as 132 of the 1,508 people who underwent a COVID-19 rapid test in West Java’s Sukabumi City have tested positive for the coronavirus, Sukabumi Mayor Achmad Fahmi informed on Friday.
— Antara News

Jakarta police arrest soap opera actor over illicit drug consumption
The Jakarta Metropolitan Police’s anti-drug squad personnel apprehended Achmad Reza, alias Reza Alatas, a popular actor of Indonesia’s local soap opera, for allegedly consuming illicit drugs on Friday evening.
— Antara News

Corona: Number of people under surveillance at RSPI reaches 2,850
The Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI) in Jakarta has registered 2,850 people under surveillance for the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of April 10.
— Antara News

Jakarta’s Coffin Makers Swamped With Orders in First Month of Pandemic
As the death toll from Covid-19 climbs in Jakarta – 156 by April 10, more than half of the country’s official death toll from the coronavirus outbreak – the capital’s legions of coffin makers have been busy filling in orders for simple wooden coffins required to bury Covid-19 victims.
— Jakarta Globe

Pandemic, AP II Shortens Operational Hours of 12 Airports
State airport operator Angkasa Pura II (AP II) shortened the operational hours of 12 airports under its management following the coronavirus pandemic.

Govt Plead to Citizens Not to Reject COVID-19 Patient Burials
The Indonesian Government has appealed to citizens, asking them not to reject burial of patients that passed away because of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Task Force: 650,000 PPEs Distributed to All Provinces
Indonesia’s COVID-19 Task Force Head Doni Monardo confirmed on Saturday that 650,000 hazmat suits (PPEs) were distributed to all Indonesian provinces to fulfill the requirements of hospitals to protect their paramedics in combating the deadly new coronavirus disease.

Gojek Prepares 3-step Strategy amid Jakarta COVID-19 Restrictions
Application-based technology service provider Gojek has prepared three strategies to improve and expand services to help communities and partners during the enforcement of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta until April 23, 2020.

PSBB, Erick Thohir Reminds Public to Avoid Panic Buying
State-owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister Erick Thohir reminds the people that during the period of large-scale social restriction (PSBB), they are still able to shop groceries normally.

Ensuring health and safety of supermarket workers
Amid the government-mandated physical distancing order to contain coronavirus transmission, Jakarta City appears to have slowed down.
— Antara News

Social Restriction; F&B Industry Only Serves Takeouts
Jakarta starts enforcing the Large-scale Social Restriction (PSBB) today, Friday, April 10, following the coronavirus pandemic.

Police probe mask theft at C Kalimantan Health Office’s warehouse
Police were investigating the theft of thousands of masks kept at the warehouse of the Central Kalimantan Provincial Health Office on Saturday.
— Antara News

Couple in Tangerang Takes Wedding Online amid Pandemic
For Mohamad Nurjaman and Ugi Lestari Widya Bahri, their wedding meant the most important day of their lives, to be celebrated in front of hundreds of happy guests.

Jakarta police chief praises bus passengers’ self-discipline
Jakarta Metropolitan Police Chief Inspector General Nana Sujana said he found inter-province bus passengers observing physical distancing in a disciplined manner during a visit to the East Jakarta bus terminal on Saturday.
— Antara News

Coronavirus: Frontline medics offer messages of hope, advise caution
“On this virus, I think we’re in the middle of a massive experiment worldwide and the experiment is: will people listen to scientists? In this case, (they) refer to medical professionals.
— Antara News

Sidoarjo has 349 village-level voluntary command posts to fight corona
Sidoarjo District in East Java Province has 349 village-level voluntary command posts to assist the local government in containing the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
— Antara News



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One Response to "Indonesia morning news for April 13"

  1. Ben in Banking   May 14, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    I’m seeing this extremely late, but I’d say the story regarding a possible boost in digital banking is spot-on. We’re already seeing this type of surge in the United States. It will definitely be interesting to see what happens!


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