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Indonesia reopens for int'l visitors from 19 countries
Jakarta, Oct 15 (IANS) Indonesia has allowed international visitors from 19 countries, including India, with a Covid-19 positivity rate of less than 5 per cent to enter the country, Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Indonesia reports 1,233 new Covid cases, 48 more deaths
Jakarta, Oct 13 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,233 within one day to 4,231,046, with the death toll adding by 48 to 142,811, the country's Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-10-13
Category: International, Indonesia,National,Health/Medicine
Indonesia cuts quarantine period for int'l visitors
Jakarta, Oct 12 (IANS) The Indonesian government has cut the quarantine period for international visitors from eight to five days according to the coronavirus incubation phase, Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Bali to reopen for int'l visitors from Oct 14
Jakarta, Oct 5 (IANS) Indonesia will reopen the resort island Bali for foreign visitors from certain countries starting from October 14 amid a decline in fresh Covid-19 cases, a government official said.
2021-10-05
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
4 Indonesian hackers arrested for almost $6mn int'l scam
Jakarta, Oct 2 (IANS) Police have arrested four Indonesian hackers on suspicion of an international scam that harmed companies in South Korea and Taiwan involving a $5.94 million, a police officer said.
2021-10-02
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1.06 mn foreign tourists visited Indonesia between Jan-Aug
Jakarta, Oct 2 (IANS) As many as 1,061,530 foreign tourists visited Indonesia between January to August this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the country's Central Agency of Statistics.
2021-10-02
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
4 Indonesian hackers arrested for $6 mn int'l scam
Jakarta, Oct 2 (IANS) Police have arrested four Indonesian hackers on suspicion of an international scam that harmed companies in South Korea and Taiwan involving a total of 84.8 billion rupiahs (about $5.94 million), a police officer said on Friday.
2021-10-02
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indonesia sets limit on passenger arrivals in Banten
Jakarta, Sep 30 (IANS) Indonesian authorities have set limit on the number of international passenger arrivals at Soekarno-Hatta airport in Banten province in order to curb the further spread of Covid-19, a government official said on Thursday.
2021-09-30
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine,Politics
US nuclear envoy reiterates 'no hostile intent' toward N. Korea
Jakarta/Seoul, Sep 30 (IANS) The US special representative for North Korea, Sung Kim, reiterated Thursday that Washington has no hostile intent toward Pyongyang and supports humanitarian aid to the country.
2021-09-30
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Indonesia reports 1,954 new Covid cases, 117 more deaths
Jakarta, Sep 30 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,954 in the past 24 hours to 4,213,414, with the death toll adding by 117 to 141,826, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-09-30
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Indonesia extends public activity restrictions in Java, Bali
Jakarta, Sep 21 (IANS) Indonesia has extended the public activity restriction policy, locally known as PPKM, in Java and Bali until October 4, a senior minister said.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Indonesia reopens borders for int'l tourists with limited valid visas
Jakarta, Sep 19 (IANS) Indonesia has opened a few of its borders to foreigners after the Ministry of Law and Human Rights issued a ministerial regulation that reopens applications for tourist and limited stay visas for fully-vaccinated travellers.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Floods inundate hundreds of houses in Indonesia
Jakarta, Sep 18 (IANS) Floods inundated hundreds of houses in Indonesia's Gorontalo province, affecting 929 people in three villages.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
5.6-magnitude quake strikes off western Indonesia
Jakarta, Sep 15 (IANS) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 rocked Aceh province in westerns parts of Indonesia early Wednesday, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indonesia prepares for transition to Covid-19 endemic
Jakarta, Sep 13 (IANS) After breathing a sigh of relief from the second wave of Covid-19 transmission, Indonesia is now preparing for the transition from pandemic to endemic.
2021-09-13
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Indonesian tourist sites reopen following relaxed Covid-19 restrictions
Jakarta, Sep 12 (IANS) A number of tourist destinations in Indonesia on Friday reopened their doors in regions that have relaxed their Covid-19 public activity restrictions, locally known as PPKM, earlier this week.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Death toll from Indonesian prison fire rises to 44
Jakarta, Sep 10 (IANS) The number of inmates killed in the fire at a prison in Tangerang, a town near the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, has increased to 44, the Law and Human Rights Ministry reported.
2021-09-10
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Indonesia to continue new capital city project amid economic pressure
Jakarta, Sep 9 (IANS) Indonesia will continue its plan to build a new capital city in East Kalimantan province on the island of Borneo despite the economic pressure due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic, President Joko Widodo said.
2021-09-09
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Terrorist, 2 foreigners among 41 inmates killed in Indonesia prison fire
Jakarta, Sep 8 (IANS) One prisoner who was a terrorist and two other prisoners from South Africa and Portugal were among the 41 inmates killed a prison fire in Tanggerang town near Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday, a government official said.
2021-09-08
Category: International, Indonesia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
41 killed, dozens injured in prison fire near Jakarta
Jakarta, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 41 people were killed and about 80 others injured as fire broke out at a prison in Tangerang town near the Indonesian capital Jakarta early on Wednesday, officials said.
2021-09-08
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indonesia extends Covid curbs in Java, Bali
Jakarta, Sep 7 (IANS) The Indonesian government has decided to extend its Covid-19 restrictions on public activities, locally known as PPKM, on the islands of Java and Bali for another week.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
330 people affected by floods in Indonesia
Jakarta, Sep 6 (IANS) At least 330 people were affected by floods that submerged 90 houses and plantations in Polewali Mandar district of Indonesia's South Sulawesi province, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
AirAsia Indonesia extends flight suspension until Sep 30
Jakarta, Sep 4 (IANS) Low-cost airline AirAsia Indonesia announced that its temporary suspension of scheduled flight services has been extended till September 30 due to public mobility restrictions amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Landslides kill 5 in Indonesia
Jakarta, Aug 29 (IANS) At least five people were killed due to landslides that hit a village in Indonesia's province of North Sumatra, a statement from the local disaster mitigation agency said.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Indonesia,International
6.0 magnitude quake jolts Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua
Jakarta, Aug 29 (IANS) An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 rocked Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua on Saturday, but no preliminary reports on damages or casualties were issued, an agency and an official said.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Pattaya reopening likely to be postponed
Jakarta, Aug 23 (IANS) Thailand's tourist hotspot Pattaya may delay its planned reopening to vaccinated travellers on September 1, as the city is dealing with insufficient inoculations among locals and a spike in new Covid-19 cases.
2021-08-23
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Indonesia sharply cuts RT-PCR test prices
Jakarta, Aug 22 (IANS) Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered to cut the prices of the RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 to a range between 450,000 rupiahs ($31) and 550,000 rupiahs from the previous maximum of 900,000 rupiahs set by the Health Ministry.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Indonesia reports 16,744 new Covid-19 cases
Jakarta, Aug 22 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 16,744 within one day to 3,967,048, with the death toll adding by 1,361 to 125,342, the country's Health Ministry said on Saturday.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
53 suspected terrorists arrested in Indonesia
Jakarta, Aug 21 (IANS) The Indonesian National Police said that its counterterrorism squad, known as Densus 88, has arrested 53 suspected militants, who were planning attacks during the country's independence day across 11 provinces.
2021-08-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics,Terrorism
Indonesia extends public activity restrictions
Jakarta, Aug 10 (IANS) The Indonesian government has extended the public activity restrictions, locally known as PPKM, in Java and Bali until August 16, while reopening shopping centres as the number COovid-19 cases has declined in these islands, senior ministers said.
2021-08-10
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
640 doctors in Indonesia die of Covid
Jakarta, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 640 doctors in Indonesia have died of Covid-19 since the onset of the pandemic in March last year, authorities said.
2021-08-05
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Indonesia extends restrictions till Aug 9
Jakarta, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indonesian government has decided to extend restrictions on community activities, known locally as PPKM, across several regions until August 9 as the country is still fighting the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic that has overwhelmed hospitals.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia drop by 10% in June
Jakarta, Aug 2 (IANS) Indonesia reported 140,850 foreign tourist arrivals in June, marking a 10 per cent drop, compared to the same month last year, the Central Agency of Statistics said on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Indonesia reports 30,738 new Covid cases, 1,604 deaths
Jakarta, Aug 1 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 30,738 within one day to 3,440,396, with the death toll adding by 1,604 to 95,723 on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
6.5-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia, no casualties
Jakarta, July 27 (IANS) A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province, but there were no reports of damages or casualties, local agencies said.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Child deaths increase in Indonesia as Covid surges
Jakarta, July 26 (IANS) Covid-19 has led to the death of hundreds of children in Indonesia, many of them younger than age 5, asserting the fact that children are no longer 'hidden victims', the media reported.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Indonesia,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Indonesia extends Covid restrictions till Aug 2
Jakarta, July 26 (IANS) Starting from Monday, Indonesia will extend the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions for the next eight days till August 2 aimed at further controlling the spread of the virus, President Joko Widodo announced.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
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