Indonesia adds 7,903 COVID-19 cases, tally touches 727,122

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia added 7,903 fresh coronavirus infections in a single day, bringing the total case tally to 727,122, the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling reported here on Tuesday. With 6,805 more people recovering from the virus, the total number of COVID-19 recoveries reached 596,783. With 251 COVID-19 patients succumbing to the virus, the total death toll reached 21,703. The data was obtained from 65,143 specimens examined in a day. The cumulative number of specimens examined in Indonesia has reached 7,224,452 so far. The country also registered 68,181 suspected…

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Former justice minister, Undip rector Muladi passes away

Semarang, C Java (ANTARA) – Prof. Dr. H. Muladi SH, former justice minister and rector of Diponegoro University (Undip) in Semarang, Central Java, breathed his last on Thursday morning, Undip rector Yos Johan Utama stated. “The extended family of the Academic Senate and the Professor Council of Diponegoro University lost one of their best professors,” Utama noted in a short message. Prof. Muladi, who died at 6:45 a.m. local time on Thursday, will be buried at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta, he remarked. “May God give strength and…

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Indonesia’s AGO to settle alleged gross human rights violations

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Attorney General Sanitiar Burhanuddin formed a special team to accelerate the settlement of alleged gross human rights violations in Indonesia. The formation of the special team is a concrete endeavor of the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to expedite the settlement of alleged gross human rights violations in accordance with President Joko Widodo’s directives during the opening of the working meeting of the Attorney General’s Office and the commemoration of World Human Rights Day in 2020. Burhanuddin affirmed that creation of the special team reaffirmed the Attorney General’s…

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Govt should be fair in law enforcement against organizations: Mu’ti

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Muhammadiyah Secretary General Abdul Mu’ti urged Indonesia’s government to maintain public justice and fairness in enforcing law against mass organizations by not solely demonstrating its tough and unbending opposition to the Islam Defenders Front (FPI). “Enforce law and justice upon all,” Mu’ti noted in his Instagram direct message that ANTARA quoted in Jakarta on Thursday while speaking in connection with the government’s decision to ban FPI’s activities in any form. The government must adopt a fair approach because if it bans all activities of FPI owing to…

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Another 1.8 million doses of Sinovac vaccine arrive from China

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Some 1.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine ordered from China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd arrived at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Thursday. The vaccine doses, transported aboard a Garuda Indonesia aircraft, were the second batch of Sinovac’s vaccine to have arrived in the country after the delivery of the first consignment of 1.2 million doses on December 6. “Alhamdulillah (thank God), today, 1.8 million doses of the vaccine from Sinovac arrived in Indonesia, and this vaccine will be sent to Bio Farma in Bandung…

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Indonesia, Unicef sign CPAP for 2021-2025 to promote child welfare

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian government and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) inked the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) worth US$150 million for the 2021-2025 period to promote welfare of Indonesian children. The CPAP aims to support the development of children in various fields, including health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education, child protection, and social policy. “The government warmly welcomes the continuation of the cooperation program with Unicef that significantly contributes to achieving national priorities, particularly those related to children. The cooperation program will continue to produce various innovations…

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