1,100 employees of services sector in Tanjungpinang get inoculated

Some 1,100 employees of services sector and tourism stakeholders in Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands Province, have received the first shots of AstraZeneca vaccine, Tanjungpinang Mayor Rahma said. “We keep moving with the vaccination program,” she said in a press statement that ANTARA quoted in Tanjungpinang, the capital of Riau Islands Province, on Sunday. Rahma said she was happy to see the enthusiasm of the city’s residents in joining the government’s vaccination program amid the government’s endeavors to revive the country’s economy. “Thank you for your active participation in the vaccination program.…

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Aceh’s struggle to bring foreign tourist arrivals back on track

Indonesia remains in grip of the global pandemic of novel coronavirus that has severely hit its economy but the government is striving to win the fight against it through a national vaccination program. In pushing down the country’s infection rate, the central and regional governments also continue their collaborative prevention measures, including imposition of micro-scale public activity restrictions (PPKM-Mikro). As of March 28, 2021, Indonesia has set up 7,664 command posts in 15 provinces to impose PPKM Mikro, according to the Indonesian government’s COVID-19 Task Force. The 7,664 command posts…

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Vaccination need get accelerated to revive Jakarta’s economy: Patria

The Jakarta provincial government pledges to accelerate the implementation of COVID-19 vaccination program in its endeavors to restore public trust and revive the capital city’s economy. “By doing so, we hope Jakartans will get more freedom in doing their social and economic activities in a healthy and comfortable manner,” Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said. The vaccination, carried out successfully, could help protect the communities from the risks of COVID-19 infection, he told participants of a webinar on COVID-19 and senior citizens here Saturday. To this end, the vaccination…

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17 crew members of Barokah Jaya fishing boat missing in sea mishap

As many as 17 crew members of Barokah Jaya fishing boat from Indramayu District, West Java, were missing and 15 survived in a sea accident on Saturday. The ill-fated boat had 32 crew members, 17 of them were missing, while 15 survived, Head of the Bandung SAR (Search and Rescue) Office Deden Ridwansyah said here on Sunday. The office received information about the accident in Indramyu waters, specifically at coordinates 5 ° 37’35.00 “S 108 ° 17’18.00” E, from the Cirebon Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) on Saturday at 6:31 p.m.…

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Landslide burries hundreds of residents of East Flores, NTT

A landslide hit Nele Lamadike Village, Ile Boleng Sub-district, East Flores District, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province, and buried hundreds of local residents, in the wee hours, Sunday. “Chief of Nele Lamadike Village Pius Pedang told me that hundreds of people are missing in the landslide disaster,” East Flores Deputy District Head Agustinus Payong Boli told Antara on a phone call. The landslide was triggered by incessant heavy rain and strong wind occurring in the village, he added. “Hundreds of people are reportedly buried by landslide and until now they…

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East Flores landslide claims 10 lives, renders tens of people missing

At least 10 people were dead and tens of others missing when a landslide hit Nele Lamadike Village, Ile Boleng Sub-district, East Flores District, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province, in the wee hours of Sunday, Village Head Pius Pedang Melai said. Tens of residents were missing in the natural disaster, he told Antara on the phone. The landslide occurred when incessant downpour and strong wind happened in the village. He said the search process could not be carried out optimally because it was done manually and the rain continued to…

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