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Explainer: Indonesia, Asia’s COVID-19 epicentre, considers relaxing curbs

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:14 PM

Indonesia is suffering a devastating wave of coronavirus infections, driven by the Delta variant, but the government is already talking about relaxing social curbs enacted [...] » More

Indonesia central bank holds rates amid growing COVID-19 crisis

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Indonesia’s central bank held its key interest rate at a record low on Thursday to support the economy amid a growing COVID-19 crisis, but said recent anti-virus [...] » More

AP II airports carry out restrictions on entry of foreigners

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Indonesia’s state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II said it has implemented the Legal and Human Rights minister’s Regulation Number 27 of 2021 on the [...] » More

2 infected after forcefully claiming body of deceased COVID-19 patient

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Two from a family of 11 members, who forcefully claimed a COVID-19 body on July 17, 2021, got infected by the virus as they were confirmed positive following a rapid antigen [...] » More

Man with coronavirus disguises as wife on Indonesian flight

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

An Indonesian man with the coronavirus has boarded a domestic flight disguised as his wife, wearing a niqab covering his face and carrying fake IDs and a negative PCR test [...] » More

Positive cases down 40pct in one week: task force

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia have decreased by about 40 percent in the past week, according to the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling. “If you look [...] » More

State Budget supports development of children to fulfill dreams

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

The State Budget (APBN) supports the aspirations of Indonesian children to achieve their dreams, according to Finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati. “Happy National [...] » More

Government speeds up disbursal of social aid: minister Plate

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

The government has accelerated the distribution of Social Protection Assistance to people affected by COVID-19, with the aid disbursal process underway, according to minister [...] » More

Labour minister upbeat about creative industry withstanding challenges

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Manpower minister Ida Fauziyah is sanguine that Indonesia’s creative industries would adopt creative means to tackle challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. [...] » More

Ministry still preparing 2021 wage subsidy programme for workers

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Manpower minister Ida Fauziyah revealed that the ministry was still preparing the policy for distribution of wage subsidy programme (BSU) for workers in 2021. The policy was [...] » More

PPKM evaluation in Java-Bali indicates fluctuating trend: task force

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

An evaluation of the implementation of public activity restrictions (PPKM) in seven provinces of Java-Bali Island has indicated a fluctuating trend in COVID development, [...] » More

Children should stay happy despite homebound activities: President

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo stressed that children in Indonesia should stay passionate about learning, have fun, and stay diligently devout despite homebound activities [...] » More

Indonesia: Raging pandemic offers fertile ground for new variants

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 5:02 AM

The speed and scale of the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia has created a perfect breeding ground for a potential new super-strain that could be even more contagious and [...] » More

Will back Indonesia’s efforts towards sustainable economic growth: ADB

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Asian Development Bank (ADB) president Masatsugu Asakawa has thrown his weight behind Indonesia’s efforts to usher in sustainable economic growth. “ADB will fully [...] » More

BI revises downward national economic growth forecast to 3.5pct

24-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Bank Indonesia (BI) has revised downward its forecast for national economic growth in 2021 to 3.5-4.3 percent from 4.1-5.1 percent citing the spread of the Delta variant of [...] » More