TMII reopens ahead of implementation of new normal

Jakarta The Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park (TMII) tourist area reopened this Saturday, with a promo offer of entry for two people at the price of one ticket, valid until June 30, 2020. The manager has limited the number of visitors and necessitated online purchase of tickets available on the official TMII website. In line with the health protocols for applying the new normal amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several regulations have been put in place. Visitors must wear masks while visiting the tourist area, apply physical and social distancing…

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Fresh COVID-19 cases in Jakarta last week reportedly very low

Jakarta The capital city Jakarta recorded very low fresh confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past week, Head of the Data and Information Center of the Ministry of Health Didik Budijanto stated. “Although the total number of confirmed cases in Jakarta is quite high, the daily increase is very low over the past seven days,” Didik Budijanto noted during a speech delivered virtually by the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Response at the BNPB Graha Office here on Saturday. However, he pointed to other provinces — Aceh, Maluku, North…

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Military, Police chiefs evaluate pre-new normal activities in Semarang

Semarang, Central Java National Police (Polri) Chief General Idham Azis and Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto reviewed application of health protocols at traditional markets and malls in Semarang, Central Java, Saturday, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The duo paid a visit to the Karangayu traditional market and Semarang Paragon Mall and toured the two locations to ensure that health protocols were implemented in transitioning to the new normal. The visit was conducted to evaluate the readiness of TNI and Polri personnel to oversee the application of health protocols,…

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Pharmaceutical, medical industries included in Making Indonesia 4.0

Jakarta The pharmaceutical and medical device industries are included in the Ministry of Industry’s Making Indonesia 4.0 Program that targets to expedite the application of Industry 4.0 in the manufacturing sector. “Making Indonesia 4.0 is a strategy towards Industry 4.0 with the transformation of digital manufacturing. The aim is to increase productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness of national industries,” Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita stated here on Saturday. Making Indonesia 4.0 serves as a roadmap to expedite the development of globally competitive industrial sectors. The program aims to realize the…

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Jakarta’s car free day returns after being suspended since March 15

Jakarta The Jakartans again flocked to the Sudirman-MH Thamrin Streets on Sunday morning to do bicycle riding and outdoor exercise as the Special Capital Territory of Jakarta Government resumed the Car Free Day (CFD). This weekly event returned on Sunday morning amid the declining rate of new confirmed novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country’s capital city over the past week. Before being suspended by the Jakarta provincial government since March 15 to break the chain of COVID-19 pandemic, many Jakartans are used to taking advantage of the CFD…

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Presidential spokesperson extends wishes on Jokowi’s 59th birthday

Jakarta Presidential spokesperson Fadjroel Rachman extended his best wishes to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) who celebrates his 59th birthday on Sunday. ​​​​Rachman said in a statement received in Jakarta, the President has a strong commitment to serve the public selflessly and democratically. Being raised as an ordinary citizen, he said, President Joko Widodo has put in advance people’s interest in carrying out the development program. “On June 21, 1961, a baby was born in an ordinary neighborhood. His father was a small trader of wood and bamboo, named Notomiharjo. His mother’s name was Sujiatmi. A situation…

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