Day: February 6, 2022

Minister asks older adults to stay home amid Omicron threat

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has asked older adults aged 60 years above and older adults with comorbidities to stay put at home for two weeks to one month ahead. He deemed that preventive measure is necessary amid the increasing transmission of the Omicron variant

Ulema council asks people to increase vigilance amid COVID-19 spike

Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) for Fatwa Asrorun Niam Sholeh asked the community to increase vigilance amid the spike of COVID-19 cases in the country. “In response to the surge of the COVID-19 cases these days, the Indonesian Ulema Council appeals to all Muslim communities to increase vigilance

W Sumatra’s exports jump 87 percent to $3.06 billion in 2021

West Sumatra’s exports climbed 87.89 percent to US$3.08 billion in 2021 from US$1.63 billion a year earlier, the Statistics Indonesia (BPS) Office in West Sumatra informed. “West Sumatra’s exports in 2021 mostly comprised animal/vegetable fats and oils valued at US$2.4 billion,” Chief of BPS Office in West Sumatra Herum Fajarwati

Number of COVID-19 patients at Wisma Atlet hospital declines by 74

The number of inpatients at Wisma Atlet COVID-19 Emergency Hospital, Kemayoran, Jakarta, declined by 74 on Sunday compared to the previous day, Head of information for Joint Regional Defense Command I Marine Colonel Aris Mudian informed. “The number of COVID-19 inpatients at towers 4, 5, 6, and 7 is 5,934.

19 confirmed Omicron cases found in Riau Islands

As many as 19 confirmed Omicron cases were detected in Riau Islands Province based on the laboratory test conducted on swab samples of COVID-19 patients, the local COVID-19 task force informed. The 19 Omicron cases were found among 109 probable Omicron cases, spokesman for the Riau Islands Provincial COVID-19 Task

Floods swamp Pekalongan villages, forcing 105 people to take refuge

Floods swamped several villages in Pekalongan, Central Java, forcing 105 residents to flee to higher grounds, according to the Pekalongan Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBD) . “Rain with moderate intensity had fallen for 8 hours from Friday (4/2) to Saturday night (5/2) triggering flooding that displaced 105 residents,” Head of the