102 regions readied for commencing safe productive activities

  Jakarta Chief of the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling Doni Monardo confirmed that 102 districts and cities were readied to begin safe productive activities amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “Based on the report we received, regional leaders in 102 districts and cities have responded positively to the policy,” Monardo noted in a statement here on Friday. The task force chief revealed that the program will solely be conducted in regions on the COVID-19 green zone list where no COVID-19 cases were reported. The local administrations will be…

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Jakarta emergency hospital treated 614 COVID-19 inpatients on June 5

  Jakarta The Wisma Atlet Emergency Hospital, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, treated 614 inpatients on Friday (June 5), a decline of 11 people, from 625 on the previous day, Marine Colonel Aris Mudian, the COVID-19 hospital’s spokesman, stated. “The number of inpatients dropped by 11 people, from 625 people (on Thursday) to 614 people (on Friday). The 614 inpatients comprised 364 male patients and 250 female patients,” he noted in a written statement. “The number of confirmed COVID-19 patients decreased by two, from 567 to 565 people. The number of patients…

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Two siblings killed in landslide in Solok, West Sumatra

Arosuka, West Sumatra A landslide claimed two lives, inflicted injuries to two others, and buried one house in the Andaleh area, Sariak Ateh Village, Solok District, West Sumatra Province, on Friday morning at around 2 a.m. local time. “The victims are Melsa Gustia Putri, 20, and Rafki Aulia Zikra, 14, the children of Tarmizi, 46, and Padri Yeni, 45, who owned the home hit by the landslide,” Armen, head of the Solok disaster mitigation office (BPBD), reported here on Friday. Tarmizi and his wife, Padri Yeni, suffered injuries in the…

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Indonesia to register six traditional scripts with ICANN

Jakarta After registering the Hanacaraka Javanese script as an internet domain name, Indonesia will pursue the same for six other traditional scripts with the international domain management of Internet Corporation Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The Internet Domain Name Management in Indonesia, or PANDI, is currently making preparations for the registration of Sundanese, Balinese, Bengkulu’s Rejangnese, Bataknese, as well as Buginese and Makassarese scripts. “This follow-up action to register all Indonesian traditional scripts as Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) is part of cultural preservation in the digital world,” Yudho Giri Sucahyo,…

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Ministry prepares criteria for businesses to receive recovery stimulus

  Jakarta The Industry Ministry has readied criteria for business sectors eligible to receive recovery stimulus under the National Economic Recovery Program (PEN). “One of the criteria is linked to the absorption of workers,” Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita noted in a statement here on Friday. Kartasasmita stressed on the importance of giving special attention to the labor-intensive sector to enable those engaged to continue operations and prevent them from conducting mass layoffs while simultaneously maintaining the people’s purchasing power. “It holds significance since this sector absorbs a significant number…

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197 quarantined migrant workers in Batam await returning to hometowns

Batam, Riau Islands Some 197 Indonesian migrant workers completed their 14-day quarantine period in the Batam City administration’s flats in Riau Islands and can return to their hometowns. Batam Health Office Head Didi Kusmarjadi stated here on Friday that 13 migrant workers had departed for their cities of origin on Thursday (June 4). “Two workers returned back to Pekanbaru (Riau), one to Palembang (South Sumatra), one to Jakarta, three to Surabaya (East Java), and six to Lampung,” he revealed. The migrant workers arrived at the Batam Centre International Port on…

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