Category: Health

COVID-19 task force mulls nixing long holidays

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The national COVID-19 task force has said it is considering eliminating long holidays altogether to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections in the community. “So, we are considering eliminating the long holiday, as it is always followed by an increase in cases,” said the task force’s head

Over 11.96 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Jakarta (ANTARA) – More than 11.963 million Indonesians have received their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of Thursday afternoon, according to data provided by the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling. With 147,512 people receiving their second jab in the last 24 hours, the total number of fully vaccinated

Gojek undertakes massive vaccination drive across 29 cities

Jakarta (ANTARA) -Indonesian on-demand platform Gojek said it has launched a COVID-19 vaccination drive for driver-partners across 29 cities and districts to ensure the health and safety of partners as well as customers. In a statement issued here on Thursday, the company said its vaccination drive is the largest among

Earthquake: Mamuju assessment team validating data on incurred damage

Mamuju, W Sulawesi (ANTARA) – The Mamuju district government’s assessment team has commenced its work on validating data on the local residents’ houses damaged by a strong earthquake that hit early this year. “The assessment team members will work for 20 days to complete the process of validating data on

Indonesia confirms 47 new COVID-19 variant cases came from abroad

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Spokesperson for COVID-19 Vaccination of the Indonesian Health Ministry, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, stated that 47 of the total 145 cases of the new SARS-CoV-2 variant that causes COVID-19 and found in Indonesia had come from abroad. “There are 47 imported cases and 98 local cases,” the spokesperson

Indonesia remains resolute to realizing SDGs targets amid pandemic

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Coordinating Economic Affairs Minister Airlangga Hartarto reaffirmed the Indonesian government’s commitment to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the pandemic drives us all to assess environmental, social, and governance aspects in each economic activity. “The current pandemic must not lower