Indonesia reports biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases

JAKARTA: Indonesia on Sunday (Apr 12) reported 399 new cases of the coronavirus, its biggest daily jump so far, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 4,241, according to data provided by a health ministry official, Achmad Yurianto. Yurianto said...

Indonesia orders COVID-19 transport curbs ahead of Ramadan exodus

JAKARTA: Indonesia has imposed curbs on public transport ahead of the annual exodus to home villages that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Sunday (Apr 12). About 75 million...

Indonesia reports biggest jump in coronavirus deaths

JAKARTA: Indonesia reported its biggest daily jump in coronavirus deaths on Thursday (Apr 9), bringing the total confirmed number to 280 in the world’s fourth most populous country, the highest death toll in Asia outside China where the virus first emerged....

Indonesia grants Jakarta more powers to tackle COVID-19 outbreak

JAKARTA: Indonesia approved on Tuesday (Apr 7) a request by the Jakarta administration to impose further large-scale social restrictions on the capital, the epicentre for COVID-19 cases in the Southeast Asian country. President Joko Widodo has focused on combating the...