Gov't Sits on Mudik Rules While Thousands Flee Covid-19 Red Zones

Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said the government is still preparing a regulation for Idul Fitri exodus during the coronavirus epidemic.

31 March 2020 | 06:56 PM


Soeharto's Golf Buddy and New Order Minister Bob Hasan Passes Away at 89

The billionaire-turned-New Order minister had been battling bone cancer that had spread to his lungs.

31 March 2020 | 06:39 PM


Indonesia Imposes Entry Ban on Foreigners, Makes Quarantine Compulsory for Returning Citizens

Diplomatic passport holders and foreigners who hold stay and work permits in Indonesia are exempt from the regulation.

31 March 2020 | 06:29 PM


Indonesia Drops 3% Budget Deficit Cap for $25b Covid-19 Stimulus

The additional spending would be focused on healthcare, social safety net, tax breaks and restructuring business loans. 

31 March 2020 | 03:55 PM


Jakarta Prepares for Imminent Lockdown

The provincial government has proposed a regional quarantine to curb the spread of coronavirus.

31 March 2020 | 12:05 AM


Siloam Turns Shopping Center in South Jakarta Into Covid-19 Hospital

Siloam Hospitals has converted the old Lippo Plaza Mampang into a new facility to treat Covid-19 patients.

30 March 2020 | 11:35 PM


Disinfectant Ineffective to Prevent Covid-19 Transmission: Gov't Task Force

According to the government's Covid-19 Task Force, disinfectant can irritate the skin, eyes and mouth and causes respiratory disorders.

30 March 2020 | 10:54 PM


SOE Minister Says 'Strategic Projects' Will Continue During Coronavirus Epidemic

Erick Thohir said Indonesia does not want to get left behind when the epidemic is over.

30 March 2020 | 09:46 PM


Jokowi Orders 'Large-Scale' Social Distancing But Still No Lockdown

Jokowi stops short of declaring a national lockdown that will affect more than 270 million people in Indonesia.

30 March 2020 | 08:11 PM


Lockdown Not Surefire Cure for Covid-19 Spread: CSIS

The government has been late in responding to the coronavirus outbreak that even a lockdown might not make much of a difference.

30 March 2020 | 08:02 PM