Puri Raharja hospital’s president director dies of COVID-19 in Bali

Denpasar Dr. I Nyoman Sutedja MPH, president director of Puri Raharja Hospital, died of COVID-19 at the University of Udayana’s hospital (PTN Unud) in Bali Province on Saturday night. “That’s right. He was treated at Unud PTN Hospital, after being first hospitalized at Wangaya Hospital, He had tested positive for COVID-19,” Director of the Udayana University Hospital Dr. Dewa Putu Gede Purwa Samatra confirmed here on Sunday. Sutedja complained of having cough, tightness and decreased oxygen saturation. He needed a ventilator for his treatment, so he was moved to the university…

Read More

Norway to pay Rp812 billion for gas emission reduction in Indonesia

Jakarta The Government of Norway will for the first time pay up to Rp812.86 billion or 530 million NOK to Indonesia for being able to reduce emissions from deforestation. The money was result-based payment as agreed in cooperation in REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation plus), The Indonesian Embassy in Oslo said in a statement on Sunday. Indonesian Ambassador to Norway Todung Mulya Lubis lauded the Norwegian Government’s support to Indonesia in carbon emission reduction. “We welcome the announcement on the result-based payment by Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment,…

Read More

COVID-19 recovery rate in Indonesia’s 11 provinces has exceeded 75 pct

Jakarta The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in 11 provinces has exceeded 75 percent, according to Spokesman of the Indonesian Government’s COVID-19 Task Force Achmad Yurianto. “This indicates that more patients have recovered from the virus,” he said in his regular press conference circulated through the National Disaster Mitigation Agency’s (BNPB’s) official Youtube channel on Sunday. Yurianto did not elaborate the provinces whose COVID-19 recovery rate had been recorded at above 75 percent but the task force’s official website revealed them. They are Bangka Belitung Islands Province whose recovery rate…

Read More

Online study to become the next normal in Indonesia: President

Jakarta President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) affirmed that online learning had become part of the new normal and also projected it to become the next normal in Indonesia. “Online study has become a new normal and it will also become the next normal. I believe there will be several new normal practices that are more innovative and productive,” Jokowi stated at the opening of the Indonesian Rector Forum (FRI) Virtual Conference at the Presidential Palace, Bogor, West Java, on Saturday. The head of state highlighted the rapid pace of development in…

Read More

Jokowi highlights endeavors to get out of middle-income trap

Jakarta President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) shed light on varied efforts to lift Indonesia out of the middle income trap and become a high-income nation. At the Indonesian Rector Forum Conference, held virtually from the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java on Saturday, Jokowi noted that several countries in the world had spent decades, even hundreds of years, being trapped in the middle income status. “That is what we do not want. The question is whether we have the opportunity to get out of the middle income trap. My answer is…

Read More

EU welcomes Indonesia’s decision to help Rohingya refugees

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The European Union (EU) has welcomed Indonesia’s decision to provide a safe-landing and humanitarian assistance to 99 Rohingya refugees stranded off the northern coast of Aceh last week.   “The rescue of Rohingya refugees who face dire conditions is a tribute to international law and proves the generosity of the people and government of Indonesia,” EU’s Foreign Affairs and Security Policy spokesperson, Nabila Massrali, said in a statement on Thursday.   In cooperation with Indonesian authorities, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and other humanitarian…

Read More