The Daddies eye bronze medal in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s badminton men’s doubles pair — The Daddies — are determined to bag a bronze medal in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 after their hopes to win gold were dashed on being eliminated in the semifinal on Friday. The Daddies — Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan — asserted that they will not grieve their defeat but will instead focus on the upcoming bronze medal match against Malaysia’s men’s doubles pair. “Our fight is not yet over. We will try our best to win a bronze medal,” Setiawan…

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Banten to receive 4,500 vaccine doses for people with disabilities

Serang, Banten (ANTARA) – Banten, along with five other provinces in Java and Bali, will receive 4,500 Sinopharm vaccine doses from the central government for people with disabilities. The vaccines were received by the Indonesian government as a grant from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “On behalf of the Banten provincial government, we are thankful for the vaccine quota given. We will secure its implementation later,” Banten Deputy Governor Andika Hazrumy stated after attending a virtual meeting with Presidential Expert Staff, Angki Yudistia, in Serang, Saturday. Hazmury remarked that offering…

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Papua to implement activity restrictions: task force head

Jayapura (ANTARA) – Papua province will implement activity restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19, head of the provincial COVID-19 prevention and handling task force, William Manderi, has informed. The form of restrictions that will be implemented will depend on the result of the Papua governor’s meeting with the Regional Leadership Coordination Forum (Forkopimda), Manderi told ANTARA here on Friday. The meeting will determine whether or not the restrictions will be implemented over the entire province, he said. Activity restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19 are especially important given Papua’s plans…

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Early diabetic leg handling important to prevent amputation: expert

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Early prevention and detection are important to reduce the number of diabetic wound cases and prevent leg amputations, wound specialist from Universitas Indonesia, Adisaputra Ramadhinara, has said. Statistics show that 6 out of 7 diabetic leg patients require an amputation for something which started as a simple wound, despite the fact that 85 percent of the wound can be prevented or handled so that it does not become a serious problem, he added. “Right now the development of science in wound treatment has managed to stem the…

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PON Papua, an amalgamation of natural beauty and sportsmanship

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) – The XX National Sports Week (PON) scheduled in Papua on October 2-15, 2021, will be a platform to clock achievements in 37 sports and promote Papua’s regional tourism sector showcasing cultural wealth and scenic beauty. The government and people were filled with immense pride on Papua being selected to host PON XX. By hosting PON XX, Papua can also showcase its natural beauty as part of promoting regional tourism to athletes, officials, and sports ambassador delegates from 34 provinces across Indonesia. Papua is widely known for…

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Ministry targets to inoculate 300,000 MSME players

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Cooperatives and SMEs Ministry has said it is seeking to vaccinate 300 thousand MSME players in East Java as part of the national economic recovery program. The key to economic and health recovery is vaccination so that business players, especially MSMEs, can propel the economic sector once more, the ministry’s Deputy for SME Hanung Harimba Rachman said in a written statement received in Jakarta on Saturday. “In the initial stage, we will provide 50 thousand vaccines. We have also issued a request to the Health Ministry for…

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