Minister lauds health protocol implementation at Ragunan Zoo

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno has lauded Ragunan Zoo, South Jakarta, for setting an “excellent” example on implementing the COVID-19 health protocols. “We laud the strict implementation of health protocols here (at Ragunan Zoo),” he said at the zoo, here, on Saturday. Uno praised the zoo authorities and said visitors seemed to be complying with the mask-wearing rule until the end of operating hours. He noted that visitors were also keeping their distance even though they were visiting the zoo with their families. The number of visitors at…

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Uno calls for Formula E pre-events involving MSMEs

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno has called for the implementation of a series of pre-events involving micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ahead of the 2022 Jakarta Formula E race. “Similar to the implementation of the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, we should not just prepare the main event, but also pre-events through an electrical motor show involving MSMEs,” he said while visiting Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, here on Saturday. Ancol was designated as the venue for the electric car racing event scheduled on June 4, 2022, after…

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Almost 1 million Pfizer doses arrive from Italy

Indonesia received nearly one million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine from the Italian government on Saturday, director general of information and public communication at the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Usman Kansong, said. “We have received the first COVID-19 vaccine stock arrival in 2022 today, on January 1, 2022. The vaccines that arrived are 999,180 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, as a form of support from the Italian government,” he informed in a statement issued on Saturday. The vaccines were obtained under the COVAX scheme, he said. With the arrival…

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114 mln Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

At least 114,039,438 people received the complete dose of the COVID-19 vaccination as of Saturday afternoon, an increase of 364,111 compared to the previous day, according to the COVID-19 Task Force. Thus, the number of recipients of the second dose reached 54.76 percent of the target of 208,265,720 million, it said. Meanwhile, the number of first dose recipients increased by 778,365 to reach 161,861,222, it added. So far, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has been given to 77.74 percent of the total target, the task force said. Furthermore,…

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Coal export ban to ensure reliability of power supply: PLN

The Indonesian government’s decision to ban coal exports due to the declining domestic supply of the mineral will ensure the reliability of electricity supply, state-owned electricity provider PT PLN (Persero) has said. PLN’s executive vice president for corporate communications, Agung Murdifi, said that the government’s full support will ensure the fulfillment of coal supply for power plants to maintain national electricity reliability and protect national interests. “It is in accordance with the mandate of Article 33 of the 1945 Constitution as well as related laws and regulations, which state that…

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Jokowi remains proud of Indonesian football team despite its loss

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi)  has ensured that he and all Indonesians remain proud of Indonesian national football team that has struggled at the 2020 AFF Cup. “Although we have not been the champion yet, I and all Indonesian citizens  remain proud of all of your struggles,” Jokowi said in his official Instagram account @jokowi uploaded here on Saturday. The national team has struggled persistently and sportively  throughout the tournament, according to the President. “For Indonesian National team, you have struggled persistently and sportively,” he noted. Jokowi also congratulated Thailand on being…

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