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24 killed, 31 missing as storm strikes fishing ships in Indonesia
Jakarta, July 22 (IANS) Rescuers have found 24 bodies and kept searching for 31 other missing persons after 18 ships were hit by storm in waters off West Kalimantan province in central Indonesia days ago, the top rescuer of the province said on Wednesday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Indonesia approves emergency use of Pfizer vax
Jakarta, July 16 (IANS) Indonesia's Food and Drug Authority (BPOM) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine amid a spike in cases as the more contagious Delta variant is spreading in the country, an official said.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Indonesia reports record daily Covid cases at 54,517
Jakarta, July 15 (IANS) Indonesia has recorded 54,517 newly-confirmed cases of Covid-19, marking the highest daily spike and bringing the total tally to 2,670,046, the Health Ministry said.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Gunfight leaves 2 militants dead in eastern Indonesia
Jakarta, July 12 (IANS) At least two suspected terrorists were killed during a shootout on Sunday between Indonesian security forces and suspected members of the IS-affiliated terrorist group East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT) in the country's eastern province of Central Sulawesi.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Indonesia facing shortage of medical oxygen
Jakarta, July 11 (IANS) Amid an ongoing Covid-19 resurgence, Indonesia is facing a shortage of medical oxygen as many hospitals across the country are in dire need to cope with the overwhelming number of infected patients.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
6.2-magnitude quake hits Indonesia, no casualties
Jakarta, July 10 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia's North Sulawesi province on Saturday, with no immediate reports of damages or casualties, an official said.
2021-07-10
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
458 Indonesian doctors die of Covid since March 2020
Jakarta, July 10 (IANS) At least 458 doctors in Indonesia have died of Covid-19 from March 2020 to the first week of July 2021, a top official announced here.
2021-07-10
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Indonesia to give Covid-19 booster shots to health workers next week
Jakarta, July 10 (IANS) Indonesia is planning to inject the third doses of Covid-19 vaccine to healthcare workers across the country next week, a minister said.
2021-07-10
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indonesia to allocate 200,000 tonnes of rice as social aid
Jakarta, July 9 (IANS) The Indonesian government is set to allocate 200,000 tonnes of rice as part of the country's social assistance program amid the latest Covid-19 restrictions imposed in the wake of the ongoing second wave of the pandemic.
2021-07-09
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Indonesia's Mt. Merapi emits hot clouds
Jakarta, July 9 (IANS) Mount Merapi, Indonesia's most active volcano, emitted hot clouds seven times as far as 1,500 metres to the southwest and southeast, the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Centre said.
2021-07-09
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Indonesia imposes stricter Covid-19 restrictions
Jakarta, July 7 (IANS) Indonesia on Wednesday imposed stricter Covid-19 restrictions in 43 cities and districts outside the islands of Java and Bali amid the ongoing second wave of the pandemic, a minister said.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Floods hit 40 villages in Indonesia
Jakarta, July 6 (IANS) At least 40 villages in Indonesia's Aceh Jaya district have been struck by floods triggered by incessant rains, the local disaster mitigation agency said on Tuesday.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Indonesia to import oxygen tanks to fight 2nd wave
Jakarta, July 6 (IANS) The Indonesian government is planning to import medical oxygen tanks as the country is fighting the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
1,031 Indonesian medical workers die from Covid
Jakarta, July 6 (IANS) At least 1,031 medical workers in Indonesia have died from Covid-19 since the onset of the pandemic in the country in March 2020 until June 2021, according to authorities.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Foreigners entering Indonesia required to show vax cards
Jakarta, July 5 (IANS) Foreigners entering Indonesia will be required to show Covid-19 vaccination cards and negative results of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests from Tuesday onwards, an official said.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Indonesia imposes emergency restrictions
Jakarta, July 4 (IANS) Indonesia has imposed emergency community activity restrictions, locally known as PPKM, in Java and Bali until July 20 to curb the Covid-19 pandemic after the previous policy of micro PPKM proved ineffective.
2021-07-04
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Indonesia records highest daily spike of 27,913 new cases
Jakarta, July 3 (IANS) Indonesia on Saturday recorded 27,913 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, another record of the daily spike, bringing the total tally to 2,256,851, the Health Ministry said.
2021-07-03
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Indonesia to deploy 53K personnel for emergency restrictions
Jakarta, July 3 (IANS) The Indonesian government has decided to deploy 53,000 personnel for emergency community activity restrictions (locally known as PPKM) to be imposed in Java and Bali from July 3 to 20, a senior police officer said on Friday.
2021-07-03
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Indonesia begins Covid vaccination for children
Jakarta, July 2 (IANS) Indonesia's Health Ministry has launched a mass Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 12 to 17 years old.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Covid vax cards required for domestic travel in Indonesia
Jakarta, July 2 (IANS) Starting from Saturday, domestic travellers visiting Indonesia's Java and Bali islands will be required to show their vaccination records of receiving at least the first dose of a Covid-19 jab.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Foreign visitors to Indonesia drops 3.85% in May
Jakarta, July 2 (IANS) Indonesia recorded 155,610 foreign visitors in May this year, with a year-on-year drop of 3.85 per cent, according to the country's Central Agency of Statistics (BPS).
2021-07-02
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Indonesia begins inoculating pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, kids
Jakarta, June 30 (IANS) Indonesia has launched a Covid-19 vaccination program for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children aged 12 to 18, Vice President Ma'ruf Amin announced here.
2021-06-30
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Indonesia aims to administer 2mn vax doses daily in Aug
Jakarta, June 27 (IANS) Indonesia has set a target of administering two million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine daily in August in efforts to curb the surge in the number of new cases, according to President Joko Widodo.
2021-06-27
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
949 medical workers in Indonesia die of Covid
Jakarta, June 26 (IANS) At least 949 medical workers in Indonesia have died due to Covid-19 from March 2020 to June 2021, the Indonesian Medical Association's head Adib Khumaidi said.
2021-06-26
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Indonesia examines use of Sinovac, Pfizer vax for kids
Jakarta, June 26 (IANS) Indonesia is currently examining the use of the Sinovac and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines for people under 18 years of age after detecting many cases of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus among children and youths.
2021-06-26
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Indonesia seizes Malaysian, Philippine-flagged vessels for poaching
Jakarta, June 26 (IANS) The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries has apprehended a Malaysian-flagged boat in the Malacca Strait and a Philippine-flagged vessel in the country's Economic Exclusive Zone for poaching, an official said.
2021-06-26
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Indonesian cleric jailed for fake Covid status
Jakarta, June 25 (IANS) An Indonesian court has sentenced a controversial cleric to four years in jail for not supporting the government's efforts to handle the Covid-19 pandemic and lying on his positive status.
2021-06-25
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Indonesia reports 211 new Covid variant cases
Jakarta, June 24 (IANS) The Indonesian Ministry of Health has announced the detection of 211 new Covid-19 variant cases, including 116 of the Delta strain.
2021-06-24
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Indonesia cuts short this yr's Xmas holidays
Jakarta, June 19 (IANS) The Indonesian government has cut short this year's Christmas holidays and shifted dates of two other festivities amid an ongoing surge in Covid-19 cases, a senior Minister said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Indonesia reports highest number of daily Covid cases
Jakarta, June 19 (IANS) Indonesia recorded 12,990 newly-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, marking the highest daily spike since late January and bringing the total tally to 1,963,266, the Health Ministry said.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Indonesia reports highest daily Covid spike since Feb
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) Indonesia recorded 9,944 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, marking the highest single-day spike since February 22, which increased the total tally to 1,937,652, the Health Ministry said.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
World Bank approves 800 mln USD loan for Indonesia's investment reforms
Jakarta, June 16 (IANS) The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved funding of 800 million US dollars to support Indonesia's reforms on investment and trade as well as efforts to help accelerate the country's economic recovery and transformation.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Business/Economy,Politics
Indonesia extends restrictions for another 14 days
Jakarta, June 15 (IANS) The Indonesian government has extended its micro-scale restrictions for another 14 days to June 28 to prevent the further spread of Covid-19, according to a senior minister.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
13 suspected terrorists arrested in Indonesia
Jakarta, June 15 (IANS) The Indonesian National Police's counterterrorism squad known as Densus 88 has arrested 13 suspected terrorists in the country's Riau province.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Terrorism
Indonesia Covid spike due to Delta variant
Jakarta, June 14 (IANS) The recent spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia's Kudus district of Central Java province is due to the highly infectious Delta variant of the virus, an official said.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Indonesia's Mt. Merapi spews hot clouds up to 2 km
Jakarta, June 12 (IANS) Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi has emitted hot clouds three times up to 2 km into the sky from its peak, according to the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Centre.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Indonesia rejects Vietnam's plea to postpone SEA Games 2021
Jakarta, June 10 (IANS) Indonesia has rejected Vietnam's plea as the host of Southeast Asian Games 2021 to postpone the event from this December to mid-next year, an official said on Thursday.
2021-06-10
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Indonesia mulls to inoculate 1 mn people per day
Jakarta, June 9 (IANS) Indonesia is planning to vaccinate 1 million people per day by July, President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine,Politics
6.1-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia, no casualties
Jakarta, June 4 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia's eastern province of North Maluku, with no casualties or damages reported so far, according to officials.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Indonesia's Merapi volcano erupts 4 times
Jakarta, June 4 (IANS) Indonesia's most active volcano Merapi erupted four times with lava flowing as far as 1,500 metres from the crater, according to the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Centre.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Indonesia reports 5,246 new Covid-19 cases, 185 new deaths
Jakarta, June 2 (IANS) The Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 5,246 within one day to 1,831,773, with the death toll adding by 185 to 50,908, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-06-02
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ship catches fire in Indonesia, 200 people rescued
Jakarta, May 30 (IANS) A passenger ship caught fire in the waters off North Maluku province in Indonesia and all the 200 onboard were rescued safely, a senior disaster agency official said.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indonesia to witness Covid surge in mid-June
Jakarta, May 30 (IANS) Concerns about a Covid-19 resurgence in Indonesia following the Eid al-Fitr may come true as the government has predicted that there would be a 50 per cent rise in positive cases in mid-June.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
216 people involved in Indonesian terror acts from Jan-May
Jakarta, May 28 (IANS) At least 216 people from various militant groups were involved in acts of terrorism in Indonesia from January to May, according to the National Counterterrorism Agency.
2021-05-28
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics,Terrorism
More Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Indonesia
Jakarta, May 26 (IANS) Another batch of the Covid-19 vaccine in bulk produced by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac arrived at Indonesia's Soekarno Hatta Airport Tuesday morning, Indonesian Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto said.
2021-05-26
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indonesia declares it will bid for 2032 Olympics
Jakarta, May 23 (IANS) Indonesia on Sunday said that despite Brisbane's strong bid for hosting the 2032 Olympics, it would continue to push for the quadrennial games, as a final decision had not yet been taken by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
2021-05-23
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
6.2-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia
Jakarta, May 22 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia's East Java province, authorities said, adding that there were minor damages but no casualties.
2021-05-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Indonesian submarine salvage team lifts two life rafts from sea floor
Jakarta, May 19 (IANS) Indonesia's navy said that an operation to retrieve parts of a submarine that sunk with 53 people on board last month has been able to pull up two life rafts from the bottom of the sea.
2021-05-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics,Defence/Security
Indonesia launches private vaccination scheme
Jakarta, May 18 (IANS) Indonesia on Tuesday kicked-off a private vaccination scheme that will inoculate at least 10 million people against Covid-19.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
6.7-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia
Jakarta, May 14 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scaled rocked Indonesia's North Sumatra province on Friday, but did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency said here.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife