Tourist Arrivals Drop 87 Percent During Pandemic

President Joko Widodo says there's no rush to reopen tourist sites but tells ministries to prepare "new normal" guidelines.

#TRAVEL

Indonesian Gov't Denies Turning to Herd Immunity

Herd immunity is nearly impossible to achieve in an archipelago where contacts between people are naturally restricted, the government says.

JUNE 03 #HEALTH

Indonesians in US Told to Avoid George Floyd Protests

The Indonesian Embassy in the US advises Indonesians to stay home and avoid the protests that have spread nationwide.

JUNE 02 #INTERNATIONAL

Immunization Should Continue Amid Pandemic: Health Ministry

Postponing routine vaccinations may expose children to vaccine-preventable diseases.

JUNE 02 #HEALTH

Indonesia Reports 609 New Coronavirus Cases, East Java Closes In on Jakarta

Since May 10, East Java has registered 1,282 more cases than Jakarta to emerge as a new outbreak epicenter.

JUNE 02 #HEALTH

Jakarta's Covid-19 Cases Up by 43 Percent in May

A total of 3,134 cases were reported in Jakarta in May, an average of 101 cases per day,

JUNE 02 #HEALTH

Garuda Indonesia Lays Off Pilots to Survive Coronavirus Crisis

The flag carrier has been hemorrhaging money from canceled flights since the pandemic began in March.

JUNE 02 #TRANSPORTATION

VISION

Masks and Mannequins: New Normal in a Restaurant in Bogor, West Java

A restaurant in Bogor uses mannequins to enforce social distancing.

#EYEWITNESS

Indonesia Cancels This Year's Hajj Trip

Saudi Arabia has banned pilgrimages to Mecca since February.

JUNE 02 #RELIGION

Suspected IS Militants Attack Police Post, Kill Officer in South Kalimantan

Police found a manifesto carrying Islamic State symbol from a deceased militant.

JUNE 02 #SECURITY

Indonesia’s Daily Coronavirus Testing Consistently on Target

It takes more than 40 days to reach a consistent run since the 10,000 testing capacity benchmark was set on April 12.

JUNE 02 #HEALTH

Indonesia Receives $760,000 Worth of Medical Equipment From UNDP, WHO, IOM

The three UN bodies are sending 33 ventilators to treat Covid-19 patients in Indonesia.

JUNE 01 #HEALTH

Corruption Watchdog Calls for More Transparency in Pre-Employment Program

The lack of transparency might have led to the program's digital platform partners being paid more than they deserve.

JUNE 01 #CORRUPTION

Discussion on Removing Presidents From Office in Yogyakarta Canceled Over Death Threats

Rights activists say the incident was the latest example of worsening freedom of expression under the Jokowi administration.

JUNE 01 #POLITICS

Indonesia's Covid-19 Cases Soar by 62 Percent in May

Since May 10, East Java has reported 1,197 more cases than Jakarta to emerge new epicenter.

MAY 31 #HEALTH

Indonesia Sees Record 523 Recoveries from Coronavirus in a Day

More than 7,000 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

MAY 30 #HEALTH

West Java, First Province to Ease Covid-19 Restrictions

Sukabumi and other 14 districts and cities will open house of worship, offices, factories and shops gradually, starting on Monday.

MAY 30 #POLICY

More Than 800 Indonesian Cruise Ship Crew Members Arrive Home

A total of 20,042 crew members spread across 154 cruise ships will continue to be facilitated by the government.

MAY 29 #TRANSPORTATION

Indonesia's Coronavirus Cases Surpass 25,000

The latest seven-day period saw 4,417 cases, the most since the first cases were reported on March 2.

MAY 29 #HEALTH

Regional Gov'ts Should Be Wary of Loopholes in Covid-19 Mitigation Budget: BPK

The regional government budget has been cut by 6.83 percent for pandemic mitigation.

MAY 29 #ECONOMY

Indonesia Reaffirms Support for Palestine as Israel Reveals Plan to Annex West Bank

Indonesia is gathering international support to stop Israel from annexing parts of the West Bank in July.

MAY 29 #INTERNATIONAL