North Sumatra awaits c government’s decision to impose emergency PPKM

Medan, N Sumatra (ANTARA) – The North Sumatra provincial government is awaiting the central government’s decision on enforcement of emergency public activity restriction (PPKM) in the provincial capital of Medan where COVID-19 cases spiked in the past couple of weeks. “The North Sumatra provincial government is waiting for the central government’s decision on the emergency PPKM. At this moment, we are preparing a scheme for the surveillance of COVID-19 spread. The scheme will be implemented starting next week,” North Sumatra Governor Edy Rahmayadi stated here on Saturday. Quoting the statement…

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Indonesia secured over 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses: Marsudi

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian government has secured over 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines through both bilateral and multilateral means of cooperation with other countries, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi stated. At a press conference held virtually on Friday (July 9), Minister Marsudi noted that since the early months of the pandemic, Indonesia had striven to secure shots for its people. “Indonesia has secured and received 119,735,200 doses of vaccine, from both bilateral as well as multilateral cooperation,” she remarked. The minister explained that out of the total figure, Indonesia…

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Indonesia receives Australia’s donation of one thousand ventilators

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian government received one thousand ventilators donated by Australia to tackle the shortage of medical equipment amid a drastic spike in COVID-19 cases. The ventilators from Australia arrived here on Friday night, the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted in a statement here on Saturday. In addition to ventilators, Australia will send 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders, antigen test kits, and other medical equipment in stages. The Indonesian ministry expressed gratitude for the cooperation and assistance from Australia, which is a comprehensive…

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Quake of magnitude 6.2 hits North Sulawesi’s Melonguane

Jakarta (ANTARA) – A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Melonguane in North Sulawesi Province on Saturday morning, according to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). The quake’s epicenter at sea was some 112 kilometers southwest of Melonguane at a depth of 10 kilometers, the agency stated. No tsunami warning was issued following the quake. No immediate report was received of any casualty or material damage.   Source: Antara News

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Jambi’s per-kg CPO price increases by Rp860 to reach Rp9,742

Jambi (ANTARA) – The price of crude palm oil (CPO) per kilogram (kg) in Jambi for the July 9-15 period this year climbed by Rp860 to reach Rp9,742 per kg, as compared to Rp8,882 per kg a week earlier. The price of palm kernel increased by Rp198 to reach Rp5,792, from Rp5,694 per kg, while the price of fresh fruit bunches rose by Rp119 to reach Rp1,741, from Rp1,622 per kg, spokesperson for the Jambi provincial fresh fruit bunch pricing committee Putri Rainun noted in a written statement released on…

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PLN’s 564 officers to secure electricity supply at Papua’s PON

Jayapura (ANTARA) – PT PLN will deploy a total of 564 officers to secure electricity supply during the 2021 National Games (PON) in Papua Province. The officers will commence their tasks for the September 19-October 17, 2021, period, PLN’s general manager of the Papua and West Papua regional main unit, Abdul Farid, stated here on Saturday. “We strive to complete the physical work and other preparations pertaining to electricity as soon as possible,” he remarked. The company continues to coordinate with other related stakeholders to ensure that preparations align with…

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