The cultural and creative sectors are among the hardest hit by the pandemic. Events have been shut down. Concerts postponed. Film festivals moved online. Batik sales have decreased by 30 percent as creative entrepreneurs struggle to find customers.
A five-day-old baby has died of Covid-19 in Jeneponto, South Sulawesi. The baby’s mother initially had a reactive rapid test result, which led to both of them taking swab tests, which came back positive.
The COVID-19 pandemic did not stop three students of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) from earning an achievement at a national level.
Indonesia will soon allow movie theatres in capital Jakarta to reopen after five months as the authorities look beyond rising number of infections to focus on steps to revive an economy hobbled by the coronavirus outbreak.
Economists and activists are urging Indonesia not to overlook climate change in its poverty reduction efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as looming climate crises could exacerbate poverty in the long run.
China and Indonesia have agreed to work more closely together to fight Covid-19 as Beijing on Friday sought to bolster ties with a regional neighbour through what some analysts are calling “vaccine diplomacy”.
A new AIC study by Universitas Hasanuddin, Monash University and University of Melbourne will look at the ‘shadow pandemic’ affecting women and men living with a disability in South Sulawesi.
The national government’s inaction sits in stark contrast to sub-national governments who responded relatively quickly, initiating large-scale movement restrictions and social safety nets.
As men, especially in formal sectors, lose their jobs, many wives are going back to work, doing whatever they can do, including making cakes or selling food products online.
Research led by UWA has revealed that human activity has created a breeding ground for viruses such as COVID-19, and there may be an even deadlier pandemic on the horizon.
An AIC research program looks into the challenges that face rural young people in South Sulawesi forced to return home due to COVID-19.
Amid exacerbated systemic social and economic inequalities, there is renewed interest in sustainable investing and creating positive change for the world’s poorest.
“We’re now seeing cases emerge mostly from offices. That’s why, for the PSBB starting on Sept. 14, our main focus will be on restrictions in office areas,” said Governor Anies Baswedan.
New research will help governments grappling with the impossible decision of choosing health or the economy whilst both are in crisis.
The Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology has reported that a mutation of the coronavirus that has been deemed more infectious than the original strain found in Wuhan, China, has been detected in Indonesia.
AIC Senior Fellow from Universitas Airlangga, Dr Christrijogo Sumartono, is a practising anaesthetist in his home city of Surabaya.