Shot and shop: Association proposes COVID-19 vaccination at Indonesian malls

Such is Indonesians’ love for malls that it was only a matter of time before somebody floated the idea of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at the shopping center.

Health

Only 13 percent of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients remain unoccupied in Jakarta: provincial gov’t

Only 13 percent of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients remain unoccupied in Jakarta: provincial gov’t

Jakarta may soon run out of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients, the provincial government said, as it announced the latest data on medical treatment capacity in the capital.

Indonesia’s daily case spikes do not reflect real-time data: COVID-19 Task Force

Indonesia’s daily case spikes do not reflect real-time data: COVID-19 Task Force

Experts and the general public alike have pretty much known all along that Indonesia’s official COVID-19 cases count, however worrying it is, does not reflect the even more grim...

Shaky doctor steals the show at President Jokowi’s vaccination

Shaky doctor steals the show at President Jokowi’s vaccination

Prof. Abdul Muthalib, the presidential doctor who injected Indonesian President Joko Widodo with the CoronaVac vaccine this morning, is now under the spotlight thanks to his shaky...

President Joko Widodo ushers Indonesia’s mass vaccination program with first CoronaVac jab

President Joko Widodo ushers Indonesia’s mass vaccination program with first CoronaVac jab

President Joko Widodo this morning received a jab of the CoronaVac vaccine, officially launching Indonesia’s mass vaccination program against COVID-19.

Indonesia receives shipment of CoronaVac raw materials from Sinovac ahead of mass vaccination program

Indonesia receives shipment of CoronaVac raw materials from Sinovac ahead of mass vaccination program

Indonesia today received raw materials for the production of 15 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine as the country gears up to begin its mass vaccination program tomorrow.

Indonesian gov’t restores airplane flight occupancy rate to full despite new restrictions

Indonesian gov’t restores airplane flight occupancy rate to full despite new restrictions

The Indonesian government has restored flight occupancy rate to full capacity until at least Jan. 25, despite soaring COVID-19 cases and amid new restrictions throughout Java and...

Indonesia extends border closure to all foreign visitors until Jan. 28

Indonesia extends border closure to all foreign visitors until Jan. 28

Indonesia announced that it will extend temporary closure of its borders to all foreign travelers, which is now set to last at least until Jan. 28. 

Indonesia issues emergency use authorization for Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine

Indonesia issues emergency use authorization for Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine

Indonesia can now go ahead with its COVID-19 mass vaccination program after the Food and Drugs Monitoring Agency (BPOM) approved the only vaccine against the disease that’s...

Authorities shut Waterboom Cikarang waterpark after discounted tickets drew huge crowd

Authorities shut Waterboom Cikarang waterpark after discounted tickets drew huge crowd

Authorities have temporarily closed Waterboom Lippo Cikarang, a waterpark in Bekasi regency, West Java after discounted tickets attracted a huge crowd yesterday, as seen in a...


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Coconuts Jakarta Health

It’s been said that health is a privilege for the wealthy in Jakarta - and there’s certainly some truth in that. The fact of the matter is, the capital’s lower income citizens simply cannot afford medical treatment that’s provided at Jakarta’s top hospitals and medical facilities. Sadly, this has led to many citizens not being able to receive the medical care they desperately need. There has been many occasions in Jakarta - and indeed around Indonesia - when the poor were turned away from hospitals because they don’t have money or their medical plan can’t sufficiently cover their bills. There have been cases where people were simply left to die in Jakarta because of this.