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On Thursday, Oct. 15, Indonesia surpassed the Philippines in the number of reported coronavirus cases, making Indonesia the country with the highest number of cases in Southeast Asia. Between Oct. 14 and Oct. 15, the country reported 4,411 new cases, bringing the nationwide total to 349,160. Around the same time, the Philippines reported 2,261 new cases, bringing their total to 348,698.
October 17 (The Straits Time) - Indonesia has taken over the Philippines as South-east Asia's new pandemic hotspot on Thursday (Oct 15), as it struggles to contain surging Covid-19 infections and fresh cases hitting 4,000 cases a day.
With 4,411 new cases in the past 24 hours, the world's fourth most populous nation's tally hit 349,160 on Thursday - t
As part of the nation’s efforts to tackle Covid-19, the public’s change of behavior in implementing health protocols is essential, and family plays a significant part in endorsing such a change. As soon as Indonesia found family virus clusters in August, which contributed to the nation’s overall cases, the government focused on the important role of families in helping educate...
Two women and two men asymptomatic, 220 contacts found: Central Epidemic Command Center.Four students from Indonesia have tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing Taiwan’s total number of patients up to 535, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Friday (Oct. 16).
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A wide-ranging deregulation bill passed in Indonesia this week downgrades a key legal provision used by authorities to sue plantation firms for the fires that spread across the nation’s peatlands almost every year, blanketing Indonesia and its neighbors in a choking haze. At the same time, the new law also extends a ban on using […]
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to help Indonesia check the spread of COVID-19 at correctional facilities and mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
G20 countries should avoid withdrawing stimulus too early and ensure vaccine access and availability, which are crucial to handling the pandemic and supporting economic recovery, the finance minister said in a statement following a virtual meeting between finance ministers and central bankers of G20 countries on Oct. 14.
Despite the pandemic, the government is allowing people to travel as long as they comply with Covid-19 health protocols. However, an expert has suggested that people who travel by airplane be extra careful about possible virus transmission in the cabin. “Viruses can multiply quickly in an environment like an airplane cabin,” epidemiologist Tifauzia Tyassuma said, as quoted by tempo.co on...
The Indonesian government has an ambitious plan to deliver COVID-19 vaccines from early next year , but many Indonesians may not get access to vaccines any time soon.
That's in large part due to uncertainty in COVID-19 vaccine development. Many might fail to work. .
Rich countries have pre-purchased more than half of the future supply of the
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — Garuda Indonesia has become the latest airline to introduce a new “masked” aircraft livery in keeping with the times. The national flag carrier painted a special mask design on one of its Airbus A330-900 Neo in support of the Indonesian government’s “Let’s Wear...
Some industries are seeing notable growth despite the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic, with this trajectory expected to steepen as Covid-19 wanes. Among these is augmented reality (AR), with Indonesia offering a case study of a country at the forefront of its expansion.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — Indonesian migrant workers recently deported from Sabah were allegedly severely deprived of basic human rights while detained there, an advocacy group called Koalisi Buruh Migran Berdaulat (KBMB) revealed amid a spike in Covid-19 cases among detainees there. In its report...
Indonesia was ranked 70th out of 117 qualifying countries by the Global Hunger Index in 2019, and the pandemic threatens to make this worse. Increasing food production and quality with a sustainable approach requires immediate action led by research and innovation in the agricultural sector.
(Bloomberg) -- When it comes to what kind of central-bank policy is best for luring foreign investors to Asia during the Covid-19 pandemic, orthodoxy is winning hands down.Take the respective fates of Indonesia and Malaysia.The proportion of Indonesia’s debt held by foreigners has dropped to 27% from 39% at the end of last year, while in Malaysia it increased to 24% from a low of 21.7% in April. The difference has narrowed to just 3 percentage points from as much as 14 percentage points at end-2019. It’s the same story for fund flows. Indonesia has had net foreign outflows of $6.8 billion this year, while Malaysia has recorded inflows of $1.3 billion.One of the factors deterring flows into Indonesia has been the central bank’s debt-monetization program, in which it buys bonds directly from the government. Money managers are concerned the plan will become entrenched, despite repeated assurances to the contrary from the central bank governor and finance minister. Malaysia’s central bank has stuck closely to orthodox measures in its efforts to combat the coronavirus: cutting rates and lowering the statutory requirement ratio.Rear more: Malaysia Yield Gap Widens to 2017 High on Rate-Cut Bets: ChartAnother factor luring global funds to Malaysia instead of Indonesia has been Bank Negara’s more aggressive rate action. Malaysian policy makers have trimmed their benchmark by a combined 125 basis points this year, whereas Indonesia’s has only cut by 100 basis points, even though its higher nominal rate means it has relatively more headroom.Vanishing VolatilityOne important consequence of the changing fund-flow pattern has been to sap volatility in Indonesia’s bond market.A rolling 30-day measure of the standard deviation of Indonesian yields peaked at more than 0.6 in March, while in Malaysia the same gauge stood at 0.3. That gauge of volatility in Indonesia has since tumbled to as low as 0.03, dropping below that for Malaysia.While much of the slide in volatility is due to the withdrawal of foreign funds, another factor is the increasing presence of Bank Indonesia.Central bank ownership of Indonesia’s sovereign bonds has increased to about 20% as of Oct. 12 from less than 10% at the start of the year, according to Jennifer Kusuma, a senior rates strategist at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. in Singapore. In contrast, Bank Negara Malaysia owned 2.6% of the market at the end of September, versus 0.5% at the beginning 2020, she said.While foreigners have cut holdings of Indonesia’s debt, the tumble in volatility looks to offer some incentive for potential investors. If volatility remains at current levels, then buyers have the opportunity to get some of the highest real yields in the region at potentially lower risk.What to WatchThe Philippines will release balance-of-payments figure on Monday, and sell five-year bonds the following dayIndonesia will hold a conventional bond auction on TuesdayMalaysia will announce inflation data for September on WednesdayThailand will auction 10 billion baht ($320 million) of benchmark 2029 bonds (LB29DA) on Wednesday. The previous sale of the same security in September drew a bid-to-cover ratio of 4 times. The nation will publish customs trade data on ThursdayNote: Marcus Wong is an EM macro strategist who writes for Bloomberg. The observations he makes are his own and not intended as investment advice.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 110 new cases of the coronavirus, half of them linked to a hospital in Busan. The numbers released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Thursday brought the national caseload to 24,988, including 439 deaths. At least 54 infections were reported in a hospital for the elderly in the southern port city of Busan. More than 40 others came from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, tied to places including hospitals, churches, schools and offices. The steady rise in infections is a cause of concern in a country that has just lowered its social distancing measures, allowing high-risk venues like nightclubs and karaoke bars to reopen and spectators to return to professional sports. Health officials are planning to test 160,000 employees at hospitals, nursing homes and welfare centers for senior citizens in Seoul and nearby areas as part of efforts to prevent outbreaks. In other developments in the Asia-Pacific region: — Seven months after screens went dark, cinemas reopened Thursday in much of India with mostly old titles on the marquee — a sign of the country’s efforts to return to normal as the pace of infections slows but also of the roadblocks that remain. The return to movie theaters comes as India is registering the highest number of daily cases globally and is expected to soon top the list worldwide in terms of total number of infections, passing the United States. But trends also suggest the spread is beginning to slow. Nearly 10,000 theaters closed in mid-March when the government imposed restrictions to fight the virus. They are among the last public places to reopen — a hugely symbolic move in a country known the world over for the lavish productions pumped out by its Bollywood...
Achmad Yurianto, an Indonesia health ministry official, said during a press conference on Tuesday that 3,906 more patients have been diagnosed with coronavirus across the country, increasing the total number of COVID-19 infections across Indonesia to 340,622 as 92 additional patients have died due to the disease, increasing the death toll to 12,027.
China and Indonesia have vowed to strengthen cooperation on COVID-19 vaccine during talks between Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesian President's special envoy and the country's Coordinator for Cooperation with China.
The House of Representatives compound in Senayan, Central Jakarta, will remain open despite more than 40 staff members having tested positive for Covid-19, 18 of whom are lawmakers. House secretary-general Indra Iskandar said on Wednesday that in addition to the 40 listed cases, some lawmakers with the virus had asked not to be included on the list. On Wednesday, Jakarta...