Archive for April 14th, 2020

Virus infection rate in Thailand falls for fourth consecutive day

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health on Sunday (April 12) said that the Covid-19 (coronavirus) infection rate in Thailand has fallen for the fourth consecutive day, to [...] » More

Additional safety measures for Thai prisons

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

With curfew violations continuing to escalate, and memories of prison riots from fears of Coronavirus, the Department of Corrections stated they have further increased [...] » More

NESDC ordered to rejig strategies

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

The state planning unit, the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), has been ordered to revise the 20-year national strategy (2018-37) and the 12th [...] » More

Bulog struggles to import staple food as producing countries cap exports

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

The State Logistics Agency (Bulog), the government institution tasked with securing national staple food stocks, is facing trouble importing rice, sugar and buffalo meat, as [...] » More

Red tape risks access to social aid

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

For Siti Fatimah, 25, a contract-based elementary school teacher in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, making ends meet has become more challenging lately. With a salary of Rp 1 [...] » More

Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures

Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures

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

The health ministry announced 316 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 4,557. Speaking at a press conference on [...] » More

Indonesia extends large-scale social restrictions as Covid-19 cases surge

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

Indonesia on Sunday (April 12) has decided to extend the area of the large-scale social restrictions to West Java province which has the biggest population in the country as [...] » More

Indonesia orders coronavirus transport curbs as death toll rises

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

Indonesia on Sunday imposed curbs on public transport ahead of the annual exodus to home villages that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month, in a bid to slow the spread [...] » More

Bank Indonesia expects forex reserves to increase to $125b

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

The rupiah exchange rate strengthened significantly against the US dollar on Thursday, allowing the central bank to reduce market intervention as it expected foreign exchange [...] » More

Indonesia leans on health tech startups to cope with virus surge

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AsiaOne | 6:02 AM

As coronavirus cases surge in Indonesia, doctors are working double-time treating patients both at hospitals and online through health tech startupsan approach that is [...] » More

Anak Krakatau not alone as three more Indonesian volcanoes erupt

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

Three more volcanoesMount Kerinci in West Sumatra, Mount Semeru in East Java and Mount Merapi in Central Javashowed elevated activity on Friday, on the same day that Anak [...] » More

Indonesia central bank may stay on hold for market stability: Reuters poll

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

A small majority of analysts expect Indonesia’s central bank to keep its policy rate on hold on Tuesday, as it tries to maintain stability in its currency and capital [...] » More

Riot highlights coronavirus risk in Indonesia’s prisons

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

Prisoners at Tuminting Prison in Manado went on a rampage and set fire to buildings amid fears of a COVID-19 outbreak. A riot in a prison in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi [...] » More

Coronavirus measures trigger prison riot in Indonesia

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Angry inmates set fire to an overcrowded prison on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island during a riot erupted late Saturday over measures imposed to contain the coronavirus, [...] » More

Indonesia, China launch special stamps celebrating 70 years of ties

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

Indonesia and China have jointly launched special designs for stamps and covers in celebration of the seventh decade of diplomatic relations between the two Asian countries. [...] » More