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.
The goodwill pledge is set to arrest a steady decline of Canberra’s aid to Southeast Asia’s most populous country.
Healthcare workers are crucial to the fight against COVID-19, but how are their conditions at work impacting their ability to treat patients?
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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.