Tag: Indonesia

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 24, 2020

As of 8 am, April 24, 2020: World count There are now 2,682,225 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 877,489 infections, followed by Spain (213,024) and Italy (189,973).  There have been 187,330 deaths worldwide, and 732,647 have...

Indonesia locks virus violators in ‘haunted house’

Fed up with people breaking virus quarantine rules, one Indonesian politician has decided to scare rulebreakers straight by locking them in a "haunted house". Sragen regency head Kusdinar Untung Yuni Sukowati says she issued the unusual edict this week to deal with an influx of...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 11, 2020

As of 8 am, April 11, 2020: World count There are now 1,684,833  confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in 177 countries. The United States has the highest number of confirmed cases worldwide, with 499,796, followed by Spain (158,273) and Italy (147,577). Global death toll exceeds 100,000 The...

Indonesia ripe for Covid-19 to spread, unless central govt acts

Some of the original opinions expressed in this article can be attributed to Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dikanaya Tarahita of the South China Morning Post. Indonesia, with its remote, isolated islands, has the perfect conditions for the coronavirus to hide, spread and intensify, unless the government...

First two Covid-19 deaths in S’pore: 75-yr-old Singaporean woman and 64-yr-old Indonesian man

Singapore – The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed the country’s first two Covid-19-related deaths on Saturday morning, March 21. A 75-year-old female Singapore Citizen and a 64-year-old male Indonesian national were the two patients that succumbed to health complications due to the Covid-19, said...

Indonesia’s planned Covid-19 treatment facility will be at Galang Island, close to Singapore

Indonesia, which recently saw its first two confirmed cases of Covid-19, has announced plans to build a hospital for coronavirus patients in Galang Island, Riau archipelago, near Singapore. Galang Island is located 80 kilometers southeast of Batam and Remplang, which are to the south...

Singaporean died in Batam of Covid-19-like infection, but health authorities say he tested negative for coronavirus

A 61-year-old Singaporean died in Batam on Saturday (Feb 22), having shown symptoms similar to Covid-19, the coronavirus originating from China that has swept around the world, infecting 82,000 people with a death toll of nearly 3,000. However the Batam Health Agency said that...

Viral video from Indonesia shows workers repacking face masks in unhygienic setting, allegedly for resale

Indonesia – A video circulating online showed a group of workers allegedly repacking face masks illegally to be sold to a buyer. It was the unhygienic setting of the operation that sparked outrage in the online community. On February 19, Wednesday, a video was posted...

Erupting Indonesian volcano spews ash, lava

Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupted Thursday as fiery red molten lava streamed down from the crater and it belched clouds of grey ash 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the sky. Authorities did not raise the rumbling volcano's alert status...

Indonesia beefs up patrols after China fishing boat spat

Indonesia is stepping up sea and aerial patrols of islands near the disputed South China Sea, an official said Saturday, following a diplomatic spat over "trespassing" Chinese vessels. Military aircraft and three warships with some 600 navy, army and air force personnel have been deployed...