Homecoming ban intended to avert spike in COVID-19 cases: spokesman

As I have repeatedly stated that the long holidays have led to an increase in (COVID-19) cases since last year Jakarta (ANTARA) – Government spokesman for COVID-19 handling Prof. Wiku Adisasmito urged the people to comply with the ban on the Eid al-Fitr homecoming exodus to avoid a spike in COVID-19 cases following the long holidays. “As I have repeatedly stated that the long holidays have led to an increase in (COVID-19) cases since last year,” Adisasmito stated during a press conference at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Building…

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Indonesia temporarily bans flights from India

We announce no regular flights are allowed. (Shipments of) Cargo are possible, but only selected cargo since we need cargo (moving) from India to Indonesia, including vaccines Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian government has imposed a temporary ban on flights from India, as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 transmission, following a spike in infections in the South Asian country. “We announce no regular flights are allowed. (Shipments of) Cargo are possible, but only selected cargo since we need cargo (moving) from India to Indonesia, including vaccines,” Transportation Minister Budi Karya…

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Deployment of 4,382 police personnel to secure ASEAN Summit

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Chief of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Inspector General Fadli Imran confirmed the deployment of 4,382 police personnel to offer security during the ASEAN Summit scheduled to commence in Jakarta on Saturday (April 24). “In total, 4,382 police personnel will be involved to provide security at 51 locations in the capital,” Imran remarked while checking preparations of the security post near the ASEAN Secretariat in South Jakarta on Friday. The security arrangements encompass traffic routes, hotels and accommodations, and the airport when the ASEAN leaders arrive. The police…

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Govt to partially fund Batam-Bintan bridge construction: minister

The government will only bear the (cost of) construction of the 2,134-km bridge from Kabil, Batam City, to Tanjung Sauh Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands (ANTARA) – The Indonesian government will only provide Rp3.4 trillion for the construction of 2,134 km of the 7,685-km bridge linking the islands of Batam and Bintan, Minister of National Development Planning, Suharso Monoarfa, disclosed on Friday. “The government will only bear the (cost of) construction of the 2,134-km bridge from Kabil, Batam City, to Tanjung Sauh,” he said. Due to insufficient funds, the government will offer the project…

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Malaysian PM visits Jakarta for ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting on Myanmar

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin landed at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang on Saturday morning to attend the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting (ALM) on Myanmar. On arrival at the airport at around 7:43 a.m. local time, Yassin was welcomed by the state’s head protocol, Andy Rachmianto, and the Malaysian Permanent Representative for ASEAN Kamsiah Kamaruddin. Yassin, along with his limited entourage, immediately headed to the several vehicles provided to reach the VVIP waiting room of the Soekarno-Hatta Airport Terminal 3 VIP. At that place, Yassin will undergo…

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Singapore’s PM arrives in Indonesia for ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Singaporean Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong arrived at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten, Saturday, to attend the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting (ALM) in Jakarta, scheduled on the same day. According to the press release of the Presidential Secretariat in Jakarta, the PM of Singapore was accompanied by Ambassador of Singapore to the Republic of Indonesia Anil Kumar Nayar and was greeted by Head of State Protocol (KPN) Andy Rachmianto. Furthermore, the Singaporean PM immediately headed to the series of vehicles provided to reach the VVIP waiting…

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