COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia expected to peak in July: State Intelligence Agency

Indonesia’s State Intelligence Agency (BIN) has predicted that the peak period of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia will fall in July, chief of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Doni Monardo, announced yesterday.

Luhut: No point in banning ‘mudik’ since people will disobey anyway

Luhut: No point in banning ‘mudik’ since people will disobey anyway

Fears are running high that mudik, the annual homecoming exodus involving around 30 million Indonesians that takes place during the Eid holiday, is going to spread COVID-19 from...

Indonesia sets sights on Netflix, Zoom digital tax to boost economy amid COVID-19 pandemic

Indonesia sets sights on Netflix, Zoom digital tax to boost economy amid COVID-19 pandemic

Your Netflix subscription is about to get a little pricier as the government has set its sights on taxing digital companies and services that may or may not have a legal entity in...

Photo of Indonesian nurse on IV drip goes viral as COVID-19 fight pushes healthcare workers to the limit

Photo of Indonesian nurse on IV drip goes viral as COVID-19 fight pushes healthcare workers to the limit

On the frontlines of the fight against the novel coronavirus are our healthcare workers, who not only risk their own health as they take care of infected patients but are...

West Jakarta sub-precinct chief loses job over wedding party during COVID-19 pandemic

West Jakarta sub-precinct chief loses job over wedding party during COVID-19 pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the rest of us muggles to either postpone wedding plans or take all the frills out of it, one police chief in West Jakarta ignored the...

‘Where’s that corona? I’ll swallow it,’ says Indonesian city councillor as he challenges COVID-19 precautions (Video)

‘Where’s that corona? I’ll swallow it,’ says Indonesian city councillor as he challenges COVID-19 precautions (Video)

A video of an Indonesian politician talking tough against the coronavirus has gone viral in the latest of outrageous incidents the pandemic has brought about in the country.

Indonesia’s updated travel restrictions in full: who’s banned, who’s exempt starting April 2

Indonesia’s updated travel restrictions in full: who’s banned, who’s exempt starting April 2

Indonesia has updated its travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with the most notable change being the suspension of all foreign arrivals barring a few exceptions...

Indonesia to suspend all foreign arrivals; existing permit holders and diplomats exempted

Indonesia to suspend all foreign arrivals; existing permit holders and diplomats exempted

Indonesia is set to tighten its travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with all foreign arrivals soon to be suspended barring a few exceptions, the Foreign Affairs...

President Joko Widodo against lockdown out of fear of chaos like in India, Italy: spokesman

President Joko Widodo against lockdown out of fear of chaos like in India, Italy: spokesman

President Joko Widodo has been steadfast in his refusal to implement a nationwide or provincial lockdown despite loud calls from experts in the country, having ordered yesterday...

Men dressed as ‘pocong’ spook village in Central Java into self-isolation

Men dressed as ‘pocong’ spook village in Central Java into self-isolation

Leave it to traditional Indonesian ghosts to guard your neighborhood during a self-imposed isolation amid the COVID-19 outbreak.


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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.

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