Jakarta’s daily COVID-19 cases hit record high of 9,271

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Jakarta’s daily COVID-19 infections hit yet another record, with 9,271 cases reported on Saturday, the highest level during the week, which brought the total count to 510,667. The additional positive cases were detected as a result of polymerase chain rapid (PCR) tests conducted the day before, according to the Jakarta Provincial Health Office’s official website corona.Jakarta.go.id. The PCR tests were conducted on 30,549 specimens obtained from 22,911 people. While 9,271 of the people tested positive for the virus, 13,640 others tested negative for COVID-19. According to the health…

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COVID-19: Number of fully vaccinated Indonesians crosses 13 million

Jakarta (ANTARA) – As many as 105,901 Indonesians received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, taking the number of fully vaccinated people to 13,018,524. Meanwhile, the number of people receiving their first COVID-19 dose rose by 550,095 to reach 26,032,131 as of Saturday. The government is planning to vaccinate 40,349,049 people in the first and second phases of the national vaccination program. The targeted vaccine recipients include healthcare workers, public service officers, and senior citizens. Overall, the government is seeking to vaccinate 181.5 million citizens, or 70…

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Indonesia adds 21,095 COVID-19 cases in single day

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s daily coronavirus cases climbed by 21,095 on Saturday, taking the total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic in March, 2020 to 2,093,962, the Task Force for COVID-19 Response reported. Jakarta added the highest number of daily cases at 9,271, followed by West Java (3,787), Central Java (2,305), East Java (989), and Yogyakarta (782). Only North Kalimantan reported no new cases. With 7,396 people recovering from COVID-19 on Saturday, the number of recoveries reached 1,842,457. The highest number of recoveries were recorded in…

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Bingki village head survives Papuan terrorists’ shooting: police

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) – Bingki Village Head Obaja Nang survived a fatal shooting that several armed Papuan terrorists carried out during their attack on the village on Thursday, according to a Papua police spokesperson. In a previous report, Nang had reportedly become one of the five slain civilians, Papua Police Spokesperson Senior Commissioner Ahmad Kamal said in a statement that ANTARA quoted here Sunday. In fact, he survived the fatal shooting, and had been evacuated from Bingki Village in Seradala Sub-district, Yahukimo District, to Jayapura, the capital of Papua Province,…

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South Sulawesi’s flooding severely affects 123 Inalipue villagers

Makassar, S Sulawesi (ANTARA) – The South Sulawesi Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) announced on Sunday that the flash floods that hit Inalipue Village in Wajo District on Saturday have severely affected 123 residents from 40 households. Eleven residents from five affected households had even taken refuge to safer places after the flooding severely damaged their houses, the agency’s head, Nimal Lahamang, said in Makassar. The catastrophe that occurred following heavy rainfall and overflowing river damaged nine houses, a village office building, and two school buildings, as well as affected 40…

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Central-regional govt’s collaboration important to attract investment

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Minister of Investment/Head of the Coordinating Board of Investment (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia stressed the importance of synergistic collaboration between central and regional governments to tackle hurdles in attracting investment. “The government will not only focus on investment growth but it will also attract qualified investments that can help balance the economic growth,” Lahadalia said in a statement here on Sunday. Lahadalia on Saturday (June 26) held an investment coordination meeting for Sumatra Region in Padang City of West Sumatra. The minister said one of the hurdles for investment…

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