West Jakarta Police, private sector target inoculating 3,500 children

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The West Jakarta Metropolitan Police collaborates with PT United Family Food (Unifarm) to vaccinate 3,500 children through the “Cheerful Vaccine” (Vaksin Ceria) Program. As of July 19,  they had inoculated 1,200 children against COVID-19. Chief of the West Jakarta Metropolitan Police, Police Grand Commissioner Ady Wibowo, lauded the collaboration between the private sector and government in expediting the COVID-19 vaccination, particularly for children and teenagers. “In West Jakarta itself, the enthusiasm for vaccination of children aged 12-17 years is extraordinary. Earlier, the West Jakarta Police had also…

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Jakpro launches vaccination program for employees, residents

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Jakarta administration-owned company (BUMD), PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro), disclosed on Wednesday that it works with the Jakarta Experience Board to secure two thousand Sinovac doses for employees and  the capital city’s residents to support mass vaccination efforts. To avail the vaccination facility, Jakarta residents and Jakpro employees can register through the ‘Jaki’ application or go to Gedung Serbaguna Cendrawasih, Cengkareng, West Jakarta, the company informed. “This vaccination (program) is being conducted from 21-23 July (2021). We are targeting to vaccinate 650 people per day,” head of secretary division, PT…

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Do not underestimate BMKG’s disaster warnings: minister

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini has asked her ministry’s officials not to underestimate disaster warnings issued by the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). Instead, they must take anticipatory measures in response to them. “When the earthquake hit Palu, the BMKG had warned, but there was no response action taken, and that cost us many lives. Therefore, don’t let it happen again; please, take immediate anticipatory steps,” she said. Speaking at  a disaster preparedness session in an online event organized by the Directorate General of Social Protection and…

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Muhammadiyah backs extension of PPKM

The duty of the state and government, based on the Constitution, is to protect the people, including from the dangers of COVID-19 and to prosper them. If the government thinks that PPKM should be continued, please continue Jakarta (ANTARA) – Chairman of  Muhammadiyah Anwar Abbas has expressed support for President Joko Widodo’s decision to extend the public activity restrictions (PPKM) until July 25, 2021. “The duty of the state and government, based on the Constitution, is to protect the people, including from the dangers of COVID-19 and to prosper them.…

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Apindo calls for fiscal consolidation for boosting purchasing power

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Entrepreneurs (Apindo) Hariyadi Sukamdani has asked the government to implement fiscal consolidation through social security programs and incentives for businesses to increase people’s purchasing power. Such a policy can ease the burden on society, if the emergency public activity restrictions (PPKM) are extended beyond July 26, 2021, he said. So far, business players have not felt the benefits of the tax relief offered by the central and local governments, he said. “Tax relief from the government is for income tax payment for taxpayers…

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Support extended PPKM, Grand Imam of Istiqlal Mosque urges citizens

If we have tried to protect ourselves optimally, then we must surrender to Allah SWT. Jakarta (ANTARA) – Grand Imam of Istiqlal Mosque Nasaruddin Umar has appealed to the public to support the extended enforcement of public activity restrictions (PPKM) as part of efforts to suppress the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. “We urge the public, especially Muslims, to comply with and follow the health protocols, especially some steps set by the government to extend restrictions on community activities (PPKM) until July 25, 2021,” Umar said in a written statement received here…

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