Vaccination, health protocols are keys to tourism recovery: Uno

Jakarta Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno stressed that COVID-19 vaccination and the application of health protocols are the keys to facilitating recovery in the tourism and creative economy sectors. “Currently, more than 100 million people in Indonesia have been vaccinated. This is also supported by an increase in mobility as well as activities of recreational areas and retail sales that continue to increase even during the implementation of public activity restrictions (PPKM),” Uno remarked. Speaking at the closing session of the 2021 World Marketing Forum (WMF) held virtually,…

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COVID-19 vaccination inequality hinders realization of national target

The government needs to encourage the acceleration of vaccination in areas that have not reached the maximum target for vaccination Banjarmasin Member of the Expert Team at the University of Lambung Mangkurat (ULM) for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling, Hidayatullah Muttaqin, believes that COVID-19 vaccination inequality between regions had hindered realization of the national vaccination target. “The government needs to encourage the acceleration of vaccination in areas that have not reached the maximum target for vaccination,” Muttaqin stated on Friday. According to the expert team’s member, vaccination inequality occurred between…

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Indonesia’s COVID-19 spokesperson urges public to get fully vaccinated

Solo, Jateng The Government’s Spokesperson for COVID-19 Reisa Broto Asmoro has urged the people at large to complete their second dose of vaccine to enable Indonesia to achieve herd immunity immediately. “Do not forget the second dose of vaccine, especially if someone thinks one dose is sufficient,” she noted while visiting the COVID-19 Vaccination Center at the Surakarta Palace, Central Java, on Saturday. Asmoro emphasized that all types of vaccines, except for Johnson & Johnson, required two vaccination doses. Hence, all people, who have taken the first dose of vaccine, are expected…

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Observing govt measures to help Indonesia survive through pandemic

Keep on moving to recover from the pandemic The administration of Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Ma’ruf Amin has left no stone unturned in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic that has plagued Indonesia for almost two years. The government has undertaken numerous efforts for handling the pandemic, starting from limiting the people’s mobility and enforcing health protocols to providing vaccination and ensuring social and economic protection for the people. All these efforts are recorded in the 2021 Government Performance Achievement report titled “Indonesia Resilient Indonesia Grows 2021” that was released on Wednesday…

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Removing mask for meal during flight ups COVID-19 risk: expert

We all need to learn and adjust, the community, officers, and public policymakers Jakarta Taking off masks, eating, and talking during a flight can increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission, Professor Tjandra Yoga Aditama from the University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Medicine (FKUI) has said. “Taking off masks and eating while talking certainly increases the risk of virus spread, even though the plane is equipped with HEPA filters and such,” Aditama told Antara here on Saturday. On some travel routes, airlines distribute food and drinks to passengers, he pointed out. However, during…

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Aceh study center to boost disaster literacy: National Library

In the National Library, there are many manuscripts that explain about disasters Jakarta The National Library (Perpusnas) said it is providing support to the National Archives of Indonesia (ANRI), which has built a Disaster Archive Study Center in Aceh. “This study center aims to provide educational facilities to the community related to disaster literacy. Its presence will encourage many parties to prepare references and knowledge related to disasters,” Perpusnas Head Muhammad Syarif Bando said in a written statement received here on Saturday. The archive center has been opened as part…

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