Indonesia Reports 687 New Covid-19 Cases

The government has indicated it will reopen several provinces including Jakarta, the hardest hit by the outbreak.

#HEALTH

Jokowi Says Tourism Industry Must Transform for 'New Normal'

The president said the country should focus on reopening the industry for domestic tourists first.

MAY 28 #TRAVEL

East Java Gets President's Attention as Coronavirus Cases in the Province Close In on Jakarta's

Between May 10 and today, the difference in the number of cases between the two provinces has been reduced from 3,688 to 2,753 cases.

MAY 27 #HEALTH

Regional Election to Go Ahead in December Despite Pandemic

Indonesia will be the last of 47 countries to hold national or local elections in 2020.

MAY 27 #ELECTIONS

Indonesian Covid-19 Cases Abroad Pass 900 as New Surges Reported in Malaysia and Kuwait

Most of the new cases were found among migrant workers in overcrowded Malaysian detention centers.

MAY 27 #INTERNATIONAL

Lion Air Grounds All Flights Until End of May

The airline said many passengers still show up at airports without proper travel documents.

MAY 27 #TRANSPORTATION

Jakarta Plans to Reopen 64 Shopping Malls Next Week

The Indonesian Consumer Protection Foundation (YLKI) says the plan to reopen the malls is "irresponsible."

MAY 26 #POLICY

VISION

Training Center Converted Into Covid-19 Quarantine Facility in Tangerang

The center has treated 116 patients since it was opened late last month.

#EYEWITNESS

Chief Security Minister Orders New Navy, Air Force Chiefs to Protect Indonesia's Sovereignty

Mahfud M.D. has asked the Navy and Air Force chiefs to improve security in the disputed North Natuna Sea.

MAY 26 #SECURITY

Police Force More Than 82,000 Vehicles to Turn Back in a Month of Mudik Ban

The police have set up 116 traffic checkpoints from East Java to Lampung for the Idul Fitri return journey.

MAY 26 #TRANSPORTATION

Jokowi Declares 'New Normal' With Help From Military and Police

More than 300,000 officers will be deployed in 25 cities to enforce "new normal" guidelines in public places.

MAY 26 #POLICY

Indonesia Fears New Spike in Coronavirus Cases Next Week

People celebrating Idul Fitri have been seen visiting families this weekend and flouting physical distancing guidelines.

MAY 26 #HEALTH

Mental Health Support for Frontline Medical Workers at Jakarta's Covid-19 Hospital

Medical workers need all the help they can get to acclimatize to the unprecedented situation.

MAY 25 #HEALTH

Jakarta to Turn Away Returning Residents Without Entry Permits After Idul Fitri

Only people carrying entry permits who have tested negative for Covid-19 can enter the capital city.

MAY 25 #HEALTH

Indonesia Reports Lowest Daily Coronavirus Cases in Two Weeks

The downward trend in the past two days could be attributed to the Idul Fitri holidays, when many testing facilities took a break.

MAY 25 #HEALTH

East Java Emerges as New Epicenter, Indonesia's Covid-19 Cases Soar by 949

Over the past three days alone, East Java saw 1,099 new Covid-19 cases – 35 percent of the province's overall figure.

MAY 23 #HEALTH

Indonesian President Urges Restrained Celebration of Idul Fitri 

His remarks came when the country is entering its most difficult phase since the outbreak began in early March.

MAY 23 #SOCIAL

Hary Tanoesoedibjo Steps in When Winner in Jokowi's Scooter Auction Fails to Pay

Hary's son agrees to pay Rp 2.5 billion for the president's scooter, 100 times the retail price.

MAY 22 #PEOPLE

Jakarta's Municipal Police Raid Traditional Markets Ahead of Idul Fitri

The municipal police have collected $23,000 in fines from people violating large-scale social restriction guidelines.

MAY 22 #POLICY

Indonesia Reports 48 More Covid-19 Deaths as Cases Continue to Rise at Pace

The national emergency status is likely to be extended after its May 29 expiry date.

MAY 22 #HEALTH

Gov't Makes Last Minute Plea for Staying Home on Idul Fitri

Visiting families and relatives for Idul Fitri this weekend will risk further rises in coronavirus transmissions.

MAY 22 #RELIGION