Indonesia may reimplement PPKM if COVID surge occurs

Jakarta, Dec 31 (Antara) - The Indonesian Home Affairs Minister, Tito Karnavian, has said that public activity restrictions (PPKM) may be implemented again if a surge in COVID-19 cases is witnessed in Indonesia.

Indonesia to stop economic recovery budget from 2022-end

Jakarta, Aug 12 (ANTARA) - The government is preparing to stop allocating the budget for COVID-19 handling and national economic recovery (PC-PEN) from the end of this year, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto has informed.

G20 secures US$1.1 billion for pandemic preparedness: Minister

Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati at the press conference of the 1st G20 Finance and Health Ministerial Meeting in Jakarta, Tuesday (6/21/2022). (ANTARA/Astrid FaidlatulHabibah)

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA) - Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the G20 members had managed to secure funding of US$1.1 billion for the Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF).

The funds are secured for preparedness, prevention, and response (PPR) to the pandemic.

WHO Director-General praises Widodo over pandemic handling

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) receives a courtesy call from the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at Istana Merdeka, here, on Tuesday (June 21, 2022).

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has congratulated President Joko Widodo on Indonesia's achievement in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi informed on Tuesday.

Indonesia seeks stricter implementation of health protocols in schools

Illustration - Face mask. ANTARA/Wuryanti Puspitasari.

Jakarta, June 17 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Health Ministry has pushed for strengthening the implementation of health protocols during face-to-face or offline learning to prevent the spread of COVID-19 following findings of the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Omicron in Indonesia.

Indonesia reduces quarantine period for international travelers to one day

Jakarta, March 7 (ANTARA) - Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto confirmed that the Indonesian Government had reduced the quarantine period required for international travellers and Umrah pilgrims to only a day.

Indonesia need to vaccinate 70-percent population to enter endemic stage

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Jakarta, March 3 (ANTARA) - One of the strategies to move from the pandemic phase of COVID-19 to endemic stage is vaccinating at least 70 percent of the population, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) Head Laksana Tri Handoko stated.

Indonesia lifts ban on travelers from 14 countries

Travel ban withdrawal, Indonesia, Antarafoto,

Jakarta, January 14 (ANTARA) - The government has lifted its entry ban on nationals from 14 countries with Omicron infections, citing stringent mitigation measures in Indonesia and the importance of allowing cross-country movements for economic recovery.

Ex-Persepolis defender Ali Ansarian succumbs to COVID-19

Tehran, Feb 3, IRNA – Former Iran and Persepolis football team defender Ali Ansarian passed away because of COVID-19 Wednesday evening.

Ansarian died Wednesday evening after a battle with COVID-19.

Iran to import 1st shipment of COVID-19 vaccine in 2 days

Tehran, Feb 2, IRNA – The first batch of the COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in the country from Russia on February 4, 2021, Civil aviation authority spokesman Mohammad Hassan Zibakhsh said on Tuesday.