The Indonesian food and drug monitoring agency yesterday issued emergency authorisation for the coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech after it was found to be 65.3 per cent effective in a local clinical trial.
The breathalyser was developed by scientists at Gadjah Mada University in Jogjakarta, in central Java, where three hospitals are already using it to screen patients for COVID-19.
Our children, born into this age of seemingly endless crises, also know that the future will need their labor and wherewithal if solutions are to be found. Yet, we seem to be stuck doing education to our students rather than with them.
A successful COVID-19 vaccination drive could help the government reach its target of reducing the budget deficit to under 3 percent in three years, a state official has said. “The government target could be reached by controlling and reducing coronavirus cases,” Regional Representatives Council (DPD) speaker La Nyalla Mattalitti said in a written statement on Wednesday.
“Doom surfing” is a term used to describe those who seem unable to remove themselves from scrolling the internet, and “infodemic” another, a term adopted by the WHO for the misinformation that appears to spread online faster than the virus itself.
Indonesia’s big bet on a Chinese vaccine could give its trillion-dollar economy a head start on the road to recovery next year – as long as the jab works.
UGM epidemiologist, Bayu Satria Wiratama, revealed that the decision to start face-to-face learning needs to involve a number of parties, including the Education Office, the Health Office, and also epidemiologists.
In Indonesia, pressure is building for authorities to get coronavirus vaccines to 270 million people living on 17,000 islands in its vast archipelago. Few countries are relying more fervently on Covid-19 vaccines to blunt the pandemic than Indonesia.
The world is facing unprecedented challenges due to the economic, health and social costs of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Indonesia reached a new milestone in daily number of coronavirus cases after adding 6,267 new cases on Sunday, the third time it broke its own daily record during the past week alone.
The Australian Government has unexpectedly announced that Australia will make a $ 1.5 billion COVID-related support loan to Indonesia. Australia’s assistance program to Indonesia has lagged somewhat in recent years. Indeed, the fall in support to Indonesia had begun to attract comment. But in one stroke, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s announcement late last week significantly strengthened Australia’s economic diplomacy in Southeast Asia.
In Indonesia and across the world, governments have implemented public health education campaigns aimed at changing behaviours to curb the spread of COVID-19. Messages about social distancing, hygiene and hand washing have been promoted by governments in Indonesia, but how successful have they been?
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for every country. He voiced his call in his speech at the 2020 G20 Summit which was held virtually, via a video conference from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on late Saturday.
The Jakarta administration has recorded the highest single-day surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases on the tail-end of the latest transitional period of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the capital.
Podcast: Ben Bland, the Director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, sits down with Chatib Basri to discuss Indonesia’s struggle with COVID-19 and the way forward after Southeast Asia’s biggest economy slid into its first recession since the Asian Financial Crisis.