Airlangga University to conduct COVID-19 research, innovation projects

Surabaya, E Java Some 17 researchers of Airlangga University (Unair) in Surabaya, East Java, officially received President Joko Widodo’s mandate to conduct research and innovation projects to expedite the Indonesian government’s endeavors to handle the COVID-19 pandemic. The president’s letter containing the mandate was symbolically received by Unair Rector Professor Mohammad Nasih from Head of the COVID-19 Research and Innovation Consortium Professor Ali Ghufron Mukti through a virtual event on Friday. Professor Mohammad Nasih expressed gratitude to the government for its mandate while also echoing his university’s research team members…

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Use telecommunication technology for tracking COVID-19 cases: Jokowi

  Jakarta President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) called for more aggressive tracking of COVID-19 infections and their spread by utilizing telecommunication technology. “I want (a more) aggressive tracking measure to be put in place. It should be conducted more aggressively by utilizing telecommunication technology instead of resorting to conventional measures,” he stated during a virtual limited cabinet meeting on the acceleration of COVID-19 handling, held from the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Thursday. Jokowi then cited some examples of the utilization of technological advancements in other countries that could perhaps evoke similar…

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Corruption betrays values of Pancasila: Anti-Graft Body chief

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission, FirliBahiro, stressed that committing corruption was tantamount to betrayal of the values enshrined in the nation’s state ideology of Pancasila. “Bear in mind that daring to commit corruption is equivalent to betraying the values contained in every principle in Pancasila,” he noted in a statement received in Jakarta on Monday during the commemoration of the 75th Pancasila Day falling on June 1. According to the first stipulation of Pancasila, encompassing five core philosophical ideologies of the state, “Belief in God Almighty”…

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26 medical workers in Papua exposed to COVID-19

Jayapura, Papua A total of 26 medical workers in the easternmost Indonesian province of Papua have been exposed to the novel coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, and some of them are receiving medical treatment, a spokesperson said. The medical workers include doctors and health laboratory officers, spokesperson for the Papua Province Task Force for the Handling of COVID-19, Dr. Silwanus Sumule, said on Friday night. Some of the medical workers were employed in the provincial capital of Jayapura and the district of Jayawijaya, he said. While some medical workers have…

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Ministry appeals to public to spread positive messages about COVID-19

  Jakarta The Ministry of Communication and Informatics has appealed to the Indonesian public to continue spreading positive messages related to COVID-19 and remain optimistic and united in the fight against the pandemic. “We must spread positive knowledge, and the foundation for that is we have to maintain optimism,” said director general of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Widodo Muktiyo, at a virtual discussion forum on Wednesday in Jakarta. The COVID-19 pandemic, he said, needs to be tackled with positive thoughts, without pointing fingers…

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ITB develops disinfection unit for personal protective equipment

  Bandung a team from Microbiology Study of the Institute Technology of Bandung (ITB) has successfully developed a disinfection unit for personal protective equipment worn by the medical staff to ensure it is safer to use. Sri Harjati Suhardi, PhD., the research leader, noted in a statement issued on Tuesday that medical workers may be exposed to coronavirus from the protective equipment while interacting with patients or changing the equipment. The unit uses ozone mist for reusable protective equipment, such as hazard clothing, face shield, and safety goggles, while ozone…

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