Central Java readies guidelines to implement new normal

Semarang, C Java The Central Java provincial government, in collaboration with experts and academics, readied guidelines to implement the new normal in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. “Despite not yet being implemented, at least the new norms that we have prepared can offer guidance to facilitate smooth migration to a new normal,” Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo stated in Semarang on Monday. Even though the guidelines were being prepared to serve as a guiding beacon in the new normal, Pranowo clarified that not all regions in Central Java will…

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Health Ministry holds mass swab testing for Medan residents

Medan The Ministry of Health, through the Center for Environmental Health and Disease Control (BTKL PP) Class 1 in Medan city, North Sumatra province, hosted a COVID-19 mass swab testing for residents of the city. The first day of the testing took place on Monday at the Batak Karo Protestant Church (GBKP) on Jamin Ginting street, Medan. The head of BTKL PP Class 1 Medan, Rosmita Ginting, said that the mass testing was conducted in collaboration with the North Sumatra COVID-19 Task Force. “This is our breakthrough to quickly break…

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Ministry coordinates with local governments to revive industry

    Jakarta The industry ministry is actively coordinating with local governments to monitor activities in the sector to keep the economy afloat whilst companies continue to abide by health protocols set amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Local governments play an important role in the prevention and control of COVID-19, including those around industrial companies or industrial areas,” Director General of Resilience and Development of International Industrial Access (KPAII) of the Ministry, Dody Widodo, noted in a statement received here, Monday. Widodo highlighted the manufacturing sector’s preparedness to usher in a…

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COVID-19 pandemic affects children’s immunization program: Ministry

  Jakarta Indonesia’s Health Ministry highlighted the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the immunization program for infants and children nationwide. “The COVID-19 pandemic has a significant impact on the implementation of the immunization program,” the ministry’s Director of Surveillance and Health Quarantine, R. Vensya Sitohang, stated during a press conference with the Task Force for Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling in Jakarta on Monday. Sitohang remarked that almost 83.9 percent of health services, particularly the vaccination program, were halted owing to the pandemic. “It means health services for immunization…

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Surabaya, Sidoarjo, and Gresik suggest ending PSBB

Surabaya, E Java The administrators of Surabaya City and Sidoarjo and Gresik districts on Monday called to put an end to the enforcement of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19 in East Java Province. To this end, during a meeting, held here from Sunday evening to early Monday to evaluate the handling of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the administrators came up with a common proposal to end the enforcement of large-scale social restrictions in their respective areas. After presenting his assessment of the large-scale social…

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Heavy vehicular movement again observed at Jakarta’s inner ring road

Jakarta Vehicles thronged several toll road sections in eastern parts of Jakarta and its main roads, Monday, as offices gradually reopened after Governor Anies Baswedan’s decision to put in place a transitional period since June 5. To manage the congestion issue, the police conducted the counterflow of vehicles on Jakarta’s inner ring road of KM00+200- KM 08+100 section at 6 a.m. local time, spokesperson of state-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga Irra Susiyanti remarked. The influx of vehicles, mostly private cars, was observed from the Cawang toll road entrance…

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