A message from Eugene Sebastian, AIC Executive Director

The Australia-Indonesia Centre extends best wishes to our communities, throughout the region, to wish them health and safety in these challenging times. I wanted to let you know how the AIC has been responding to the coronavirus.

Indonesia bans foreigners as study warns 240,000 could die from coronavirus

Even with moderate intervention, 48,000 Indonesians could die, but the number could be lowered to 12,000 with “high-intensity intervention”, the University of Melbourne study found.

Indonesian agritech firm TaniHub secures $17m in series A+ money

Established in 2016, the TaniHub platform handles order management, logistics support, and financing options for about 30,000 farmers.

Indonesian COVID-19 emergency law eyes taxation of digital companies

“Tax subjects like Netflix or Zoom are not [physically] present in Indonesia but are used by everyone. This could be the subject of our foreign taxes.”

Indonesia plans village squads to prevent spread of Coronavirus

The volunteers will help inform authorities about the pandemic in the country’s almost 75,000 villages, collect data on people exhibiting symptoms of infection and enforce social distancing rules.

Indonesia set to open emergency coronavirus hospital on uninhabited island

Located on a chain of islands off Sumatra and south of Singapore, the new hospital includes 360 additional hospital beds, isolation facilities and helipads.

Central Java launches online map detailing COVID-19 spread

The online map, which sources its data from every subdistrict across the province, is intended to increase public awareness of the gravity of the current situation.

COVID-19 could be a game-changer, as scientists race to develop a vaccine

COVID-19 could and should be a game-changer, and may see improvements to global health regulations making vaccines faster to develop, test and introduce in the future, according to an expert in health policy and law from The University of Western Australia.

Australian homes on the line

Despite the government’s efforts to defend employment and the economy, the second line of defence needs to be housing – keeping renters and mortgage holders in their homes.

In Harmonia Overcoming COVID-19

I am deeply concerned that COVID-19 cases have been found in ITB and unfortunately the number is likely to grow. Therefore…

Modelling the spread of COVID-19

Forecasting the spread of COVID-19, including the likely number of undetected cases, is fraught and difficult, but a sense of the numbers is important for appreciating the challenges ahead .

UGM Chancellor issues Circular Letter of Limiting Maximum Activities on Campus

According to the Chancellor, the issuance of this circular based on several considerations, such as the number of positive Covid-19 patients and patients under surveillance, increased significantly both in the DIY and at the national level.

ITS COVID-19 Technical Preparedness Team website

This website services as a hub for ITS’ COVID-19 announcements, information articles, educational articles, reports, FAQs and maps.

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