5.6-magnitude earthquake jolts Aceh Jaya

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Aceh Jaya District, Aceh Province, on Sunday at 10:03 a.m. local time but it did not have the potential to trigger a subsequent tsunami. “The tremor did not have the  potential to cause a tsunami,” Angga Yudha, a forecaster of the Meulaboh-Nagan Raya meteorology, climatology and geophysics office (BMKG) said here […]

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COVID-19: 56.1 million Indonesians have received first booster shot

A total of 56,107,904 Indonesians have received a first booster or the third vaccine dose against COVID-19 infections, according to the Health Ministry. Indonesia added 272,114 new recipients of booster dose in a single day on Sunday, the ministry said. In addition, as many as 170,099.599 Indonesian people have received second vaccine dose , or […]

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West Java looks to accelerate booster vaccinations among teenagers

The West Java government is aiming to accelerate the coverage of the third or booster dose against COVID-19 among teenagers by carrying out mass vaccinations in early August. The mass vaccinations will be carried out as part of the 2022 National Immunization Month (BIAN) campaign. The COVID-19 vaccination service for teenagers is planned to be […]

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Tangerang intensifies surveillance to prevent monkeypox transmission

The Health Office of Tangerang District, Banten Province, increased surveillance for early detection of monkeypox and to prevent transmission of the disease that had reportedly spread to 75 countries, including several Asian nations. Head of the Disease Prevention and Control Division of the Tangerang District Health Office Sumihar Sihaloho stated here on Tuesday that the […]

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Expect booster vaccination coverage to reach 70%: minister

The policy to expedite booster vaccinations in Indonesia is expected to push booster coverage to 70 percent of the target population, Minister of Health, Budi Gunadi Sadikin, has said. “I observed that, across the world, there is no country that has managed to reach 100 percent (vaccination target),” he informed after the launch of the […]

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Nine suspected patients test negative for monkeypox: ministry

Laboratory tests of specimens obtained from nine suspected monkeypox patients in Indonesia have come back negative, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin confirmed on Tuesday. “Until now, there are suspects—about nine patients—spread all across Indonesia. But we have tested (the samples) in Jakarta, and all of it showed negative results,” the minister said at Raffles Jakarta […]

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