Landslide covers section of Semarang-Solo toll road

  Semarang, C Java A landslide triggered by heavy rains from Saturday night to early Sunday blocked a section of Semarang-Solo toll road in Semarang District, Central Java. The section of the toll road covered by landslide was not far from the rest area at kilometer 429 of the toll road, Chief of the Semarang District Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Heru Subroto said. The landslide forced the toll road operator to divert vehicles heading to Semarang to non-toll road via Ungaran toll gate. “The vehicles coming from Solo had been…

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North Sulawesi tourism industy ready to embrace new normal

Manado, North Sulawesi Deputy Governor of North Sulawesi (Sulut) Steven Kandouw said the tourism sector in this area is ready to embrace the new normal. “Supposing COVID-19 cannot be eliminated, we, however, must be able to control it. Just now, we discussed the new normal with the central government, and inevitably from now on we have to adapt ourselves to it,” Kandouw said here on Saturday. Health protocols are crucial as vaccine against the COVID-19 is not available yet. Tourism businesses should continue despite all limitations, he said. “The government…

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Education and Culture Ministry distributes 268,381 units of PPE

Jakarta The Education and Culture Ministry has distributed 268,381 units of personal protective equipment (PPE) and 16 sets of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to educational hospitals across Indonesia. The 268,381 units of PPE including face shields, medical masks, and gloves and 16 sets of PCR as well as reagent test kits used the reallocation of state budget fund at the Education and Culture Ministry, acting director general of higher education at the ministry Prof Nizam said in a written statement released on Sunday. He said the ministry supported cooperation among…

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Jakarta emergency hospital for COVID-19 records 2,472 recoveries

  Jakarta The Wisma Atlet Emergency Hospital (RSD) in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, recorded the recovery of 2,472 inpatients from March 23 to May 31, 2020. “The hospital has registered a total of 4,092 inpatients, of which 2,472 were discharged,” Marine Colonel Aris Mudian, spokesman of the emergency hospital for the COVID-19 treatment, noted here on Sunday. The total number of inpatients transferred to other hospitals has, so far, reached 125, while three patients had died of the disease. The emergency hospital for COVID-19 treatment also recorded that the number of…

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118 crew members involved in illegal fishing test negative for COVID

Jakarta The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has conducted rapid tests on 118 crew members of fishing vessels involved in illegal fishing in Indonesia and all of them have tested negative for the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The ministry in cooperation with the Batam City COVID-19 Task Force conducted the rapid tests on the crew members of the fishing vessels facing legal process at he Batam marine and fisheries supervision (PSDKP) port in Riau Islands Province on Saturday, Director General of Marine and Fishery Resources Surveillance Tb Haeru Rahayu…

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Consulate confirms safety of Indonesians in Minneapolis amid violence

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesians in Minneapolis remain secure and safe, as violent protests and fires broke out in this largest city in the US State of Minnesota over the past 72 hours after African-American George Floyd’s recent death. In its press statement that ANTARA received in Jakarta on Saturday, the Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago confirmed the safe and secure condition of Indonesians in the major metropolitan areas of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. “The Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago has communicated with the Indonesian citizens in the Twin Cities area,”…

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