Ministry asks Umrah operators to follow One Gate Policy

This One Gate Policy stipulates that all Umrah pilgrims must depart from Soekarno-Hatta Airport and undergo quarantine in Jakarta upon their arrival Jakarta The Ministry of Religious Affairs has reminded operators of Umrah pilgrimages (PPIU) to comply with the One Gate Policy to streamline administrative formalities and minimize the potential for COVID-19 transmission. “Together, we must support the One Gate Policy set by the Ministry of Religious Affairs,” Director General of Hajj and Umrah (PHU) at the ministry Hilman Latief said in a statement here on Saturday. The One Gate Policy…

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Vaccine certificates of Bogor’s teachers to be collected: official

Bogor, West Java The Bogor City Education Office will collect vaccine certificates of teachers and school staff to review vaccination coverage among teachers prior to reopening schools with full capacity in the city, an official stated. “The Education Office will also coordinate with the municipal Health Office to reschedule vaccination for teachers for around 10 percent of the unvaccinated teaching staff,” Education Office head Hanafi noted in Bogor on Saturday. The official reiterated the need to fulfil the requirement of 100-percent vaccination coverage among teachers in the city before the…

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TNI officer visits tribal leader in Papua’s Jayawijaya

Wamena, Papua The Commanding Officer of the 751/Vira Jaya Sakti Infantry Battalion’s Task Force recently visited a tribal leader at Werasugunasso village of Walesi sub-district, Jayawijaya district, Papua, for a “silaturrahim” (friendly meeting). During the friendly meeting, aimed to uphold the Indonesian military’s (TNI) unity with local tribal and community leaders, Lt.Col.Dedy Dwi Cahyadi was accompanied by an army officer from the Walesi military post. Friendly relations between the TNI personnel stationed in the sub-district and local tribal and community members would help maintain peace and security, he said in…

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Papua’s public kitchen readies 600 meal portions daily

Jayapura, Papua The Papua provincial government has readied 600 portions of ready-to-eat food every day through its public kitchens for refugees of floods and landslides in Jayapura and its surroundings. Head of Prevention and Preparation of the Public Order Security Agency and Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) of Papua Province Paminto Widodo noted that each shift will cook 300 portions that his side will distribute twice. “We will cook 300 portions for lunch and 300 portions for dinner,” Widodo informed here on Saturday. The ready-to-eat food will be distributed to…

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“Indonesia Mendengar” expands communication access for disabled: gov’t

This is a part of our effort to help our disabled brothers. Jakarta The Social Affairs Ministry unveiled the “Indonesia Mendengar” (Indonesia Hears) program as part of efforts to expand communication and information access for people with disabilities in Baleendah, Bandung District, West Java, on Saturday. The program’s unveiling was marked by the handover of hearing aids, whistles, adaptive sticks, wheelchairs, three-wheeled motorcycles, smartphones, tablets, and laptops to people with disabilities from across Indonesia. “There are many problems that our disabled brothers encounter which gave birth to ideas. This is a…

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Booster vaccine distribution to involve regular channels: ministry

Jakarta The Health Ministry will use the regular distribution channel for delivering the booster or third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 21 million recipients, COVID-19 vaccination spokesperson Siti Nadia Tarmizi informed here on Saturday. The distribution stage will be carried out by state-owned vaccine manufacturer PT Bio Farma, she said. Production will be carried out after the vaccines receive emergency-use authorization (EUA) from the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM), she added. Bio Farma will distribute the vaccines by utilizing a special armada capable of keeping an…

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