Foreign Ministry monitoring security situation in Afghanistan

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Foreign Ministry and the Indonesian embassy in Kabul are continuously monitoring the security situation in Afghanistan following the US announcing an end to its military mission in the country by August 31 this year. “To protect Indonesian nationals in Kabul, the Foreign Ministry and the Indonesian Embassy in Kabul have formulated a contingency plan to anticipate any possibilities,” director of Indonesian citizens and legal entities at the Foreign Ministry, Judha Nugraha, said in a written statement released on Saturday. The Indonesian embassy has established communication with…

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Indonesia sets Sinopharm complete vaccination price at Rp879,140

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The government has set the price for Sinopharm complete vaccination at Rp879,140 per person,Spokesperson of the Health Ministry’s COVID-19 Vaccination Siti Nadia Tarmizi said. The price was set based on the Health Ministerial Decree No. HK.01.07/MENKES/4643/2021 on the purchasing price of Sinopharm vaccine and maximum service fee in Gotong Royong vaccination drive, Tarmizi said here on Sunday. Based on the decree, the Sinopharm vaccination fee was set at Rp439,570 per person. It comprises the maximum price per dose which is set at Rp321,660,  and maximum administration fee at…

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TNI recruits thousands of volunteers for COVID-19 vaccination drive

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The National Defense Forces (TNI) recruited thousands of medical and non-medical volunteers at the TNI Headquarters in Jakarta on Saturday as vaccinators and administrative officers for its mass COVID-19 vaccination drive. The volunteers comprised doctors, students, youths, and social organization members from Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi (Jabodetabek), TNI said. They will be assigned as vaccinators and administrative officers for the mass COVID-19 vaccination drive at Gelora Bung Karno Sports Stadium (GBK) and JIExpo Building in Jakarta on Sunday (July 11, 2021). Assistant to TNI chief…

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Reviving Indonesia’s self-reliance in soybean production

Jakarta (ANTARA) – At the beginning of 2021, residents of the Greater Jakarta Area, including Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi, found it hard to find tempe, a fermented product made from soybean, or tofu in their regular markets or bodegas. The two commodities had suddenly become rare items, hunted down by families, who consume them as staples. Strikes carried out by producers of tofu and tempe, which were prompted by a spike in the price of imported soy, were then discovered to be the cause of their disappearance from market shelves.…

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RNI produces oxygen generator to meet domestic demand

Jakarta (ANTARA) – State-run agroindustry, pharmaceutical and trade PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI) has produced hype oxygen generator to meet domestic demand of oxygen during the COVID-19 pandemic. PT RNI’s President Director Arief Prasetyo Adi said RNI Group’s subsidiary Mitra Rajawali Banjaran (MRB) produced various types of Hype Oxygen Generator, including 02G-50 with capacity to produce 50 liter of oxygen per minute, 02G-100 (100 liter/minute), 02G-200 (200 liter/minute), 02G-300 (300 liter/minutes), and 02G-500 (500 liter/minute). “Some hospitals have made purchasing order for the generator, starting from the types that produce…

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Kimia Farma to serve individually-paid vaccination in eight clinics

Jakarta (ANTARA) – State-owned pharmaceutical company PT Kimia Farma has expressed readiness to serve the first stage of Gotong Royong’s individually-paid vaccination (VGR) in eight clinics in Java and Bali. Kimia Farma’s President Director Verdi Budidarmo said in a statement here on Sunday that it has been the right time to run self-paid vaccination services as the number of the COVID-19 cases in the country tends to keep rising. For the first stage, the company has readied eight clinics in six cities. Budidarmo said the company would gradually expand its coverage, including in malls…

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