Indonesian police held firebrand Muslim leader Rizieq Shihab for questioning on suspicion of breaching coronavirus restrictions by staging several mass gatherings.
The government will prioritise Java and Bali islands for the first round of vaccination programs due to their high number of COVID-19 cases.
Indonesia has a million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine waiting on final approval to roll out. Will it be enough?
With its first shipment of China’s experimental CoronaVac vaccine arriving this week, Indonesia still faces a mammoth task to combat the continuing surge in infections from the coronavirus.
The vaccines that can be used in Indonesia must come from local pharmaceutical company PT Bio Farma, United Kingdom-based AstraZeneca, China’s Sinopharm Read more
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.
This Paper on ‘Opportunities for Australian business in Indonesian healthcare’ outlines several areas where Australia’s competitive advantage can contribute to Indonesia’s growing healthcare demands.
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.
It was a weekday morning in Kojem, an impoverished neighbourhood in the northern part of Jakarta, and children as young as seven were coming home from a day of fishing on the rough Java Sea instead of going to school.
Indonesia is grappling with what health authorities have described as a “significant increase” in medical waste during the COVID-19 outbreak, with a shortage in processing facilities forcing the government to allow hospitals to burn their waste without license in times of emergency.
“COVID-19 presents the greatest global challenge in our lifetime. It has caused unprecedented health and economic distress for countries across the globe and severely impacted our region,” write Josh Frydenberg and Sri Mulyani Indrawati.