Category: Health

Success in pandemic handling hinges chiefly on vaccination pace

Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) expressed strong belief that the pace of COVID-19 vaccination would ascertain the success in handling the pandemic. Regions, such as Jakarta, with a high population, public mobility, and interaction, will need vaccination to be conducted at a fast pace, Jokowi remarked during his

Convalescent plasma effective in curing COVID-19 patients: Jusuf Kalla

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) Chairman Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, popularly called JK, stated that 90 percent of the convalescent plasma obtained from blood of COVID-19 survivors was effective in curing SARS-CoV-2 infected patients, particularly in East Java. “Convalescent plasma is a long-standing discovery that plasma from a recovered

West Papua’s total COVID-19 case tally reached 9,464: task force

Manokwari, W Papua (ANTARA) – Some 19 other West Papua residents tested positive, Sunday, for COVID-19, thereby pushing up the province’s total tally of positive cases to 9,464 since the government declared Indonesia’s first confirmed cases on March 2, 2020. Those new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Sorong City and

Police targets vaccinating 20,000 Jakartans as cases escalate

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Jakarta metropolitan police set a target of vaccinating 20 thousand residents on Monday to tackle a new wave of infections in the capital city following the recent Eid al-Fitr holiday season. The mass vaccination drives took place in 100 venues, including the Sasana Pakarti meeting hall

Jakarta readies 2,500 beds at Nagrak apartments for COVID patients

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Jakarta provincial government has prepared 2,500 beds at the Nagrak low-cost apartments in Cilincing neighborhood of North Jakarta for COVID-19 patients. The Nagrak apartments will only be used if the Wisma Atlet Kemayoran emergency hospital continues to receive new COVID-19 patients, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan informed

Indonesia adds 8,189 COVID-19 cases, 6,143 recoveries

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s coronavirus case count rose by 8,189 on Monday, taking the total tally to 1,919,547, according to the COVID-19 Handling Task Force. Jakarta recorded the highest single-day infections at 2,722, followed by West Java (1,532) and Central Java (1,400), it said. Only West Kalimantan and Gorontalo reported