Day: December 4, 2021

Death Toll Rises to 13 in Indonesia Volcano Eruption

LUMAJANG, INDONESIA — The death toll following the eruption of the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java has risen to 13, with seven people still missing, officials said Sunday as smoldering debris and thick mud hampered search efforts. Mount Semeru in Lumajang district in East Java province

Int’l Travel Rules In Indonesia Tightened Amid Concern Over Omicron Variant

JAKARTA, Due to the rise in the Omicron variant in certain countries, the Indonesian government imposed stricter measures, by extending its mandatory quarantine period for all international travellers arriving in the country to 10 days from seven days. Effective yesterday, the longer quarantine period was instructed by President Joko Widodo.

Indonesia’s G20 Presidency to bring economic, strategic benefits

Jakarta Indonesia’s G20 Presidency will bring economic and strategic benefits, as the country has a major role in determining the aim of global policies for the future. Secretary for the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs Susiwijono Moegiarso made the remarks in his official statement here on Saturday. “Indonesia will gain

Indonesia’s Volcano Spews Ash, Gas, Killing 1, Dozens Hurt

LUMAJANG, INDONESIA — The highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java spewed thick columns of ash, searing gas and lava down its slopes in a sudden eruption triggered by heavy rains on Saturday. At least one villager died from burns and dozens were hospitalized. Mount Semeru’s eruption in

Scientist Says Omicron Was a Group Find

JOHANNESBURG — The Botswana scientist who may well have discovered the omicron variant of the coronavirus says he has been on a “roller coaster of emotions,” with the pride of accomplishment followed by dismay over the travel bans immediately slapped on southern African countries. “Is that how you reward science? By