Ministry joins in Children’s Day virtual celebration with 8,000 kids

Jakarta Social Affairs Minister Juliari P. Batubara celebrated National Children’s Day (HAN) with some eight thousand children from all Indonesian provinces in a function called “One Day for Children” via videoconferencing on Thursday. “Keep away from cigarettes, pornography, and bad associations, such as biker gangs,” the minister was quoted as saying in a statement here on Friday. This year’s Children Day is themed “Children are Protected, Indonesia is Advancing” and its sub-theme is “Stop Violence against Children, Make Positive Friendship with Peers, and Healthy and Happy Indonesian Children at Home”.…

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Some 70 percent below 6-year-old children succumbing to COVID-19: IDAI

Jakarta The Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI) highlighted the trend of some 70 percent of children dying of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) being below six years of age. “This is the COVID-19 data on children collected until July 20, 2020,” IDAI Chairperson Dr Aman Bhakti Pulungan noted here on Thursday. During the period from March 17 to July 20, a total of 2,712 Indonesian children had tested positive for COVID-19, while 51 of them had succumbed to the disease. Moreover, the number of children suspected of having contracted COVID-19 reached 7,633,…

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Government boosts openness on COVID-19 data : spokesman

Jakarta The Indonesian government has constantly been open in informing the public on data and developments pertaining to COVID-19 and never intended to conceal related data, according to Wiku Adisasmito, spokesman of the COVID-19 Task Force. The data, announced daily by the government, was verified and obtained from the Ministry of Health, he remarked during an online press conference from the President’s Office here on Friday. “There is no intention to cover up data. Let us encourage public transparency. The people are earnestly requested to take part in controlling the…

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Government prioritizing speed, safety, precision in COVID-19 vaccine

Jakarta Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Wiku Adisasmito echoed the government’s aspirations to prioritize the triad of safety, precision, and speed in the domestic production of the COVID-19 vaccine. “We must say that in the development of this vaccine, the Indonesian government prioritizes three important aspects, with the first is about it being safe; second, being precise; and third, being fast,” Adisasmito remarked during a press conference at the Jakarta President’s Office on Friday. State-owned pharmaceutical holding company Bio Farma has recently collaborated with Chinese company Sinovac to…

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Percentage decline in COVID-19 positive deaths continues: spokesman

Jakarta Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Wiku Adisasmito drew attention to a continued decline in the percentage of deaths among COVID-19 positive patients in recent months. Adisasmito delivered the statement at a virtual press conference from the Office of the President, Jakarta, on Friday. “In March, the percentage of deaths reached maximum 9.34 percent, with an average rate of 4.89 percent,” he pointed out. Adisasmito stated that in April, the percentage had increased to a maximum of 9.5 percent and an average of 8.64 percent. However, since May,…

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Trip.com collaborates with Enrich by Malaysia Airlines to make travel a more rewarding experience

SINGAPORE, July 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trip.com, a leading international online travel service provider with over 1.4 million properties in more than 200 countries and regions, today announced a partnership with Malaysia Airlines’ frequent flyer programme, Enrich which will maximize rewards for its members when making hotel reservations on the platform. As part of […]

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