Archive for April 11th, 2020

Indonesia reports biggest jump in coronavirus deaths as Malaysia trend improves

Indonesia reports biggest jump in coronavirus deaths as Malaysia trend improves

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia reported its biggest daily jump in coronavirus deaths on Thursday, bringing the total confirmed number to 280 in the world’s fourth most populous country, the [...] » More

1.2 million Indonesian workers furloughed, laid off as COVID-19 crushes economy

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic, which is spreading like wildfire in Indonesia, has taken not just lives but also the earnings of millions of workers, one month after the government [...] » More

Most banks have offered relief to clients affected by COVID-19: OJK

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Almost all banks and financing companies have offered loan restructuring programmes to help their clients in a harsh market environment as COVID-19 has disrupted almost all [...] » More

Indonesia compensates people as social restrictions hit Jakarta

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Indonesian government has announced its plan to compensate people for disruptions caused by the new coronavirus pandemic as the country’s capital Jakarta launched [...] » More

Indonesia protests: Burials of COVID-19 victims raise fears

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Disputes over the handling of COVID-19 victims’ bodies and the location of their graves has sparked protests in parts of Indonesia. Many are concerned that the burials [...] » More

Indonesia denies stress test shows risk of 8 banks failing

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Indonesia Deposit Insurance Corporation (LPS) denied on Thursday media reports that its stress test had shown eight banks at risk of collapse under the government’s [...] » More

Jakarta imposes partial lockdown as virus cases surge

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Soldiers and police hit the streets of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta Friday to enforce its toughest virus measures yet as infections surge and critics warn of a looming [...] » More

COVID-19: No road closures in Jakarta during large-scale social restrictions, police say

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

The Jakarta Police have said they have no plans to close any roads in the capital during the two weeks of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) that will begin on Friday. [...] » More

Indonesia to distribute Covid-19 test kits, targets 300,000 tests monthly

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s Covid-19 Task Force plans to distribute equipment for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests to 12 of the country’s 34 provinces to help detect the [...] » More

Concerns arise as government undermines rule of law in pandemic response

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

After introducing a contentious omnibus bill that seeks to cut through red tape, the administration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has found itself under [...] » More

Indonesia Gets Innovative in Raising $62 Billion for Virus Fight

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Indonesia is turning to a wide range of funding options to help raise 1,000 trillion rupiah ($62 billion) to finance a record fiscal stimulus needed to shield the economy [...] » More

Fitch affirms Malaysia’s rating, GDP to grow 5.8pct in 2021

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | NST | 6:02 AM

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malaysia’s long-term foreign-currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘A-’ with a revised outlook from stable to negative. Fitch [...] » More

COVID-19: Malaysia records lowest number of new cases in 2 weeks

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Malaysia on Thursday (April 9) reported 109 new COVID-19 cases, its lowest in about two weeks, bringing the total tally to 4,228. Health Ministry director-general Noor Hisham [...] » More

Malaysia extends curbs even as coronavirus infection rate slows

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Malaysia extended movement and travel restrictions on Friday for another two weeks until April 28 to stem the coronavirus outbreak even as the country reported a slowdown in [...] » More

Foreign workers plead for food, medicines in lockdown areas

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM

Several foreign workers at Menara City One, which has been locked down under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) are crying for help to get their medicines. Those at [...] » More