230 tourism operators vaccinated against COVID-19 in West Lombok

As many as 230 tourism operators in West Lombok District, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, received COVID-19 vaccine shots as an effort to develop a herd immunity against the new type of corona virus in Indonesia. The vaccination campaign was organized by the West Lombok Tourism Office in cooperation with the local health office in Killa Senggigi Resort area, here on Saturday. “As many as 130 operators received their second dose, while 100 got their first vaccine jab,” Head of the West Lombok Tourism Office Saepul Akhkam said. The first…

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BMKG forecasts heavy rainfall in parts of Indonesia’s regions

The Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) forecast heavy rains along with lightning and gusty winds in parts of Indonesia on Sunday. According to BMKG, heavy rains along, lightning and strong winds potentially occur in Aceh, Bali, Banten, Bengkulu, Gorontalo, Jambi, West Java and East Java. Other regions to also have heavy rains are West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, Lampung, Maluku, West Nusa Tenggara, Papua, West Papua, West Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, South-East Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, West Sumatera Barat dan South Sumatera. Based on the BMKG’s daily weather…

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5.3-magnitude quake hits Ternate

An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 hit the North Maluku provincial capital of Ternate on Saturday night but no tsunami warning was issued, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). The earthquake was centered 55 kilometers southwest of Ternate at a depth of 11 kilometers, the BMKG said on its official website. The tremor which struck at 22:31 Western Indonesia Time (WIB) was felt by people in Ternate at Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale III. An earthquake of MMI III could be felt indoors akin to the movement of…

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No report of Indonesians affected by 7.2-magnitude quake in Japan

The Foreign Ministry has yet to receive a report of Indonesians being affected by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake which struck off the coast of Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture on Saturday. The Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo has coordinated with representatives of Indonesian citizens in Miyagi Prefecture to monitor the condition of Indonesians, the ministry said in a press statement released on Sunday. “There has been no report of Indonesians being affected by the earthquake,” the ministry said. The embassy also continued to monitor the condition in the wake of the earthquake through local…

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PLN supplies 1 million VA of power bank to aid vaccination in Senayan

State electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) will supply one million volt ampere (VA) capacity of power bank to aid the collective central vaccination to be held in Senayan Tennis Court in Jakarta. “The electricity will be temporarily supplied by using the PLN’s power bank, so it will not generate either noise or air pollution,” the PLN General Manager at the Jakarta’s Distribution Main Unit Doddy Benyamin Pangaribuan stated on official press release here on Sunday. The supporting equipments and the COVID-19 vaccine storage require sufficient and reliably electricity,…

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Online prostitution involving children must be dealt with seriously

The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has urged the government to seriously deal with online prostitution that has involved children. The chairman of KPAI, Susanto, in a written statement here on Sunday said that his party urged the government to evaluate and impose sanctions on digital platform providers who are indicated to carry out prostitution activities involving children. “KPAI has asked the Ministry of Communication and Informatics to take curative steps to curb various digital media applications loose in protecting consumers, so that they are very easy to abuse, including…

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