Category: Health

Bogor takes additional precautions to handle Jakarta’s COVID-19 spike

Bogor, W Java (ANTARA) – The Bogor government highlighted additional precautions being taken after Jakarta recorded a COVID-19 case surge following Eid al-Fitr by intensifying the implementation of so-called 3T — tracing, testing, and treatment — until the community level. The bed occupancy rate at the city’s COVID-19 referral hospitals

BNPB transfers control of self-isolation facilities to local govts

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has transferred the management of self-isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients operated out of hotels, inns, and guesthouses to local governments to ensure they are run effectively and efficiently. Self-isolation facilities managed by the central government or the BNPB will now be

31 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Indonesia: minister

Jakarta (ANTARA) – As many as 31 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered countrywide until now, and the vaccination drive was yet underway and being expedited, Coordinating Economic Affairs Minister Airlangga Hartarto stated. “What we have to do is to accelerate the vaccination drive, as we have already administered

Wisma Atlet Kemayoran receives 425 COVID-19 patients in 24 hours

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Wisma Atlet Kemayoran emergency hospital received 425 new COVID-19 patients over the course of the past 24 hours, as Jakarta reels from a post Eid al-Fitr COVID-19 case surge. Thus, as of Tuesday, a total of 5,453 mildly symptomatic patients were hospitalized at this COVID-19 emergency

Widodo asks Jakarta to ramp up vaccinations as infections soar

Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo has asked the Jakarta administration to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations amid a surge in cases, chief of the Jakarta Provincial Legislative Assembly (DPRD), Prasetyo Edi Marsudi, said. The vaccination program in ports and densely populated areas must be expedited, Marsudi told the press at

COVID-19: Six Java provinces see post-Eid surge

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The national COVID-19 task force has recorded a post Eid al-Fitr spike in coronavirus infections in Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, and East Java  provinces this week. “The top five highest increases in COVID-19 cases have been found in the provinces of Jakarta, Central Java,