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.
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.
Established in 2016, the TaniHub platform handles order management, logistics support, and financing options for about 30,000 farmers.
“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.”
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.
Located on a chain of islands off Sumatra and south of Singapore, the new hospital includes 360 additional hospital beds, isolation facilities and helipads.
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.
In Medan, North Sumatra, a plucky team of students from GMKI, or the Indonesian Students’ Christian Movement, have stepped in to fill a gap in the city’s crisis response. They have started making their own hand sanitiser.
The Covid-19 outbreak is an unprecedented public health crisis. Yet it has also exposed the worst in university administrations across the world.
JN Joniad is a Rohingya refugee living in Indonesia after attempting to flee Myanmar for Australia in 2013. He is now witnessing Indonesia’s large refugee and asylum seeker population battle with the coronavirus pandemic.
Indonesia will issue a government regulation in lieu of law that will boost state spending by up to Rp 405.1 trillion as the budget deficit is anticipated to widen to 5.07 percent of GDP in the nation’s fight against COVID-19.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo is under mounting pressure over his handling of the coronavirus crisis, with critics warning he has not done enough to stop the spread of the virus in the country.
Each arises from our seeming unwillingness to respect the interdependence between ourselves, other animal species and the natural world more generally.
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