President Jokowi extends level 4 restrictions with adjustments

Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo on Sunday announced the second extension of level 4 public activity restrictions, made effective from July 26 to August 2, as Indonesia still copes with COVID-19 surge. “I have decided to extend the level 4 restrictions, but we are making some adjustments of rules related to public activities and mobility,” he said in an official statement. In the statement broadcast on the Presidential Secretariat’s official You Tube channel on Sunday, President Widodo said cautious measures would be applied when implementing the adjustments. The extension…

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N Gorontalo DPRD hopes timely incentive disbursement to health workers

Gorontalo (ANTARA) –  Gorontalo Province’s North Gorontalo District Regional People’s Representative Council (DPRD) expects on-time disbursal of incentives to health workers currently striving to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the district. “There should not be a delay in the incentives paid to health workers. We push (all parties) to make efforts, so incentives for all health workers in the district would be paid on time,” North Gorontalo DPRD Commission III member Fatri Botuhihe stated here Sunday (July 25). Citing the district’s health office report, Botuhihe noted that the current budget…

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Limited stocks, technical production impact vaccine distribution

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Spokesperson for COVID-19 Vaccination from the Ministry of Health Siti Nadia Tarmizi drew attention to limited vaccine stocks and technical production issues among the factors causal to the uneven distribution of vaccines to several regions. “We have not fully received all of our vaccine doses. Only 130 million doses arrived out of the total of 426 million doses,” Tarmizi noted in a press release this Monday. The spokesperson remarked that out of the 130 million doses, 68 million were distributed to all Indonesian regions. Seven provinces in…

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Surakarta’s COVID-19 patients self-isolate at centralized locations

Solo, C Java (ANTARA) – Some 402 COVID-19 patients with mild to no symptoms in Surakarta City, Central Java, are undergoing self-isolation in centralized locations at the Boyolali Donohudan Hajj Dormitory and other makeshift centralized isolation facilities in the city. “Surakarta’s 402 COVID-19 infected residents that are asymptomatic or experiencing mild symptoms are currently undergoing self-isolation at centralized isolation facilities provided by the government,” Surakarta Police Chief Senior Commissioner Ade Safri Simanjuntak stated here on Monday. Surakarta’s COVID-19 Handling Task Force and the COVID-19 Patients Evacuation Task Force had earlier shifted…

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