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.

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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.

MARCH 31 #SPORTS

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.

MARCH 31 #POLICY

Jakarta Prepares for Imminent Lockdown

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

MARCH 31 #POLICY

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.

MARCH 30 #HEALTH

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.

MARCH 30 #POLICY

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.

MARCH 30 #HEALTH

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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.

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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.

March 30 #EYEWITNESS

Experts Project Tsunami-Level Death Toll as Indonesia's Covid-19 Cases Rise

Under the mild intervention scenario, more than 144,000 people would die from Covid-19 in Indonesia by May.

MARCH 29 #HEALTH

Jakarta Muslim Gathering Ends With 183 Placed in Quarantine

Participants of the Muslim gathering are isolated at a mosque in West Jakarta after three of them tested positive for coronavirus.

MARCH 29 #HEALTH

Let's Wash Our Hands: KSB Revitalizes Public Baths in Jakarta Slums

KSB's CSR program revitalized communal bathing facilities at Jakarta slums to help ward off the Covid-19 pandemic.

MARCH 28 #CORPORATE UPDATES

Indonesia's Covid-19 Fatality Rate Nears 10 Pct as Cases Grow to 1,155 

Five provinces have not eported a single case, including East Nusa Tenggara, Bangka Belitung, Bengkulu, Gorontalo and West Sulawesi.

MARCH 28 #HEALTH

Gov't Pledges More PPE Amid Growing Concern Among Medical Workers

Indonesia currently has only 19,000 units of PPE in its stockpile.

MARCH 28 #HEALTH

Bakrie Group Contributes $1.2m to Gov't Covid-19 Task Force

Bakrie Group adds the list of businesses who give away cash to the government for its handling of coronavirus outbreak.

MARCH 28 #SOCIAL

Gov't Drafts Regulations on Partial Lockdown

Mahfud said several district and cities have informed the central government about a lockdown plan.

MARCH 28 #POLICY

G20 to Raise $4b for Covid-19 Vaccine Development

G20 countries are also committed to increasing medical supplies, including antibody testing kits and hand sanitizers.

MARCH 27 #HEALTH

Coronavirus Cases Surpass 1,000 in Indonesia With 87 Deaths

New cases soared by 153 in the biggest single-day rise ever.

MARCH 27 #HEALTH

Business Tycoon Tahir Donates $3.2m for Covid-19 Aid

Jakarta, the hardest hit by the virus in Indonesia, receives Rp 22 billion in cash.

MARCH 27 #PEOPLE

Regional Areas Go On Lockdown as Informal Workers Abandon Indonesia's Coronavirus Red Zones

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has been adamant that cities and towns should not close their borders.

MARCH 27 #POLICY

New Research and Technology Ministry Consortium to Assist Covid-19 Task Force

The ministry has reallocated $1.2 million from its budget for the consortium.

MARCH 27 #TECH

US, UK in Rush to Repatriate Citizens From Indonesia

U.S. citizens are told make their own travel arrangements as soon as possible, since commercial flights are at significantly reduced level.

MARCH 27 #HEALTH