Cell Publication Elucidates How SARS-CoV-2 Dramatically Rewires Important Cell Programming; Identifies Existing Therapeutics That May Fight COVID-19

Caco-2 cells For the First Time, Images Show Rapid Spread of Infection May be Explained by Extensive Filopodia, Stringy Protrusions in Virally Infected Cells Discoveries Emanate from QBI UCSF “Blueprint Map” Revealing how SARS-CoV-2 Hijacks Human Cells SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pioneering a new paradigm in drug discovery by leveraging biological […]

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Jakarta Police arrest 10 foreigners over online scam

Jakarta The West Jakarta Police arrested 10 foreign nationals suspected of being involved in online fraud in a Cengkareng apartment on Saturday night. “There have been arrests of foreign criminal perpetrators, 10 people,” Commissioner Teuku Arsya Khadafi , head of the criminal investigation unit of the West Jakarta Police said here . The ten foreigners resisted when police officers wanted to check them, leading to a clash between the foreigners and the police officers, but no one was injured. The foreigners also tried to flee during the arrest, causing other…

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Jakarta adds 213 new COVID-19 cases and 68 recoveries but no death

Jakarta The capital city Jakarta added 213 new COVID-19 cases and 68 recoveries, but there was no new death on Saturday. The capital city’s COVID-19 tally reached 10,853 people, up by 213 from 10,640 cases on the previous day, Dwi Oktavia Tatri Lestari Handayani, Head of the Disease Prevention and Control Division of the Jakarta Health Office, said here on Saturday evening. The total number of COVID-19 patients recovering reached 5,610 people, compared to 5,542 people on Friday, while the death toll remained at 632. As many as 1,355 patients…

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Government ensures migrant workers return to their hometowns safely

Jakarta The government would facilitate Indonesian migrant workers to return to the country in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic and ensure that they would reach their hometowns safely, the Indonesian Migrant Workers Protection Agency (BP2MI) said. Head of the BP2MI Benny Rhamdani  in a statement here on Sunday noted that the agency had worked closely with related institutions such as the Directorate General of Immigration, Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Task Force for Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling, the military and police, and the Transportation Ministry, to ensure that the workers could…

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Tourist confidence crucial for recovery of Indonesia’s tourism sector

Jakarta Efforts to restore the confidence of tourists is considered a key for the success of the country’s tourism sector recovery, according to an official.. “Indonesia is experiencing a lack of trusted destinations from foreign and domestic tourists. Hence, we must work together to gain the tourists’ confidence ,” Deputy of Marketing Division of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Nia Niscaya said in a statement here on Sunday. In fact, all countries have lost tourists’ confidence owing to the COVID-19, Nia Niscaya said while speaking in ASITA’s online…

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Government calls on BPDPKS to reach palm oil rejuvenation target

Jakarta The government has called on the Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (BPDP-KS) to meet the target of small-scale palm oil plantation rejuvenation set to cover 500 thousand hectares of area in 2020-2022. “The government has targeted to rejuvenate 500 thousand hectares of small-scale palm oil plantation in 2020 to 2022. I want Mr Eddy (President Director of BPDP-KS) to handle this,” chief of the Presidential Staff Office Gen (ret.) Moeldoko said in a statement here on Sunday. Earlier on Friday (June 26), Moeldoko in a discussion on the…

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