Indonesia's transport minister is in intensive care after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, an official said Saturday, as schools and tourist attractions were ordered to close over the health threat. The vast majority of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 are in Jakarta, where there are growing reports of people experiencing acute respiratory failure. But public transport is still busy as the vast majority of people can't work from home. Health experts say greater protection to those on the frontline is a critical need right now. Indonesia News.Net. "What can we do if people develop symptoms here? .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Indonesia - one of the worlds most populous and far-flung nations - only just closed its borders, but experts fear this came too late. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi was receiving treatment at an army hospital in Jakarta, according to State Secretary Pratikno. Jakarta has the majority of coronavirus infections in Indonesia. Are Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? JAKARTA Indonesia on Monday confirmed 17 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 134. Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. The total number of recovered patients has also increased to 652,513. It is made up of some 17,000 islands and islets and even in good times its healthcare system is poor, particularly in remote areas. Italy had 10 times more, on a per capita basis. Indonesia is closing its borders to foreign travelers from all around the world for the first two weeks of 2021, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi announced on … I could only lift up her spirits," he says. She died on 12 March, alone in a hospital bed. Two women hospitalised in Jakarta, following mounting concern that world’s fourth most populous country is failing to identify cases. China science, technology news summary -- Jan. 22. Among the dead are at least 12 health workers, including two doctors in their 30s. China has four times as many, while South Korea has 11 times more hospital beds. Indonesia reports 13,632 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 250 new deaths. Indonesia reports 13,632 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 250 new deaths. I always touch patients, despite not knowing for sure whether they're carriers or not," nurse Novita, a mother of two young children, says. Indonesia News.Net. Now that they have closed borders, they are also proposing to allow regional governments to impose lockdowns, something many have been demanding. 195,301. The COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).It was confirmed to have spread to Indonesia on 2 March 2020, after a dance instructor and her mother tested positive for the virus. "I told her to calm down. I can't sleep. The country's Health Minister, Terawan Agus Putranto, said it was "insulting" to suggest cases were not being detected and argued that Indonesia had not yet recorded a single case "all because of prayers". March 19, 2020, at 7:10 a.m. ... Stay informed daily on the latest news and advice on COVID-19 from the editors at … Or maybe some had been tested but the results have not come back," he said. The capital city Jakarta recorded 2,402 new confirmed cases, bringing the total tally to But the reality is that being able to social distance is a luxury, with many people living in densely-populated neighbourhoods, or kampungs, where extended families live closely together. © 2021 BBC. Sky News - All the latest news from the UK and around the World on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The youngest was 3 years old.". In 2017, the WHO found Indonesia had four doctors per 10,000 people. That would bring the true number to more than 89,000 but a serious lack of testing, as with many other nations, means we will never be sure. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Has US vaccine rollout been a 'dismal failure'? She is on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus that is feared to be widespread and under the radar in the world's largest archipelago. Bali coronavirus: Indonesia sees biggest COVID spike in months Bali authorities have been forced to impose stricter measures on anyone entering the … In particular there are growing calls for a lockdown in Jakarta to try and prevent a further exodus of people as jobs are lost, when the Muslim-majority nation celebrates the end of the fasting month in May. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below. It is already difficult treating our own residents.". Schools and entertainment spots have been closed in the Indonesian capital for about two weeks, normally bustling malls are deserted and the roads quieter than usual. (kmt/kuk), Wearing a hazmat suit, a member of a Transjakarta community holds up a sign with updated data on the number of COVID-19 cases in Jakarta to raise awareness on health protocols within the Harmoni bus shelter in Jakarta on July 17. The death toll from the new coronavirus in Indonesia rose to 102 on Saturday as authorities confirmed 15 more fatalities across the country. Follow the latest coronavirus blog for live news and updates Passenger gives birth in back row of seats onboard Lion Air flight. He says his late wife told him "I lived to care for those I loved and died doing that.". "I can't buy a N95 mask, it's too expensive and they are hard to find.". A coronavirus disaster is unfolding in Indonesia, where the “death curve” is outpacing the rate of new cases, suggesting the true number of infections is tens of thousands more than official figures suggest. Indonesia stepping up coronavirus response Indonesia is beginning to increase measures to slow the spread of the virus Mr Widodo last week inaugurated a specialist COVID-19 hospital in Jakarta capable of treating 3,000 patients. There have been 26282 deaths related to COVID-19 reported and 745935 patients have recovered from the disease. Indonesia bans international visitors for 2 weeks over new COVID-19 virus strain Passengers stand in line to have documents checked at a Soekarno Hatta Airport amid the coronavirus … But, if our preparation is worse than Italy, the number could be higher.". 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Jakarta.Indonesia has tested 21 more people positive for Covid-19 disease on Sunday, adding the total number of people infected by the novel coronavirus to 117 in just two weeks since the country's first confirmed the first case in its territory. Indonesian government has ignored science many times. Indonesia on Monday confirmed 17 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 134. Indonesia, an archipelago nation that spans thousands of islands, recorded more than 860,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 25,000 deaths last year – one of the largest outbreaks in Asia. Coronavirus is spreading in Indonesia and the situation is quickly deteriorating. The patient is a 17-year-old Singaporean … "It's very likely that we will experience what has happened in Italy where 9.5 percent of infected Covid-19 patients are healthcare staff. 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Indonesia has one of the worst COVID-19 testing rates in the world – only 374 for every million compared with 20,241 for every million in the United States and 24,600 in … "Maybe some of them have not been tested. Government spokesman Achmad Yurianto said 13 more patients have recovered, bringing total number to 59. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Dutch PM condemns coronavirus riots as 'criminal'. Weeks later, the picture is very different. 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The world's fourth most populous country has confirmed 172 cases and five deaths due … According to data released by the ministry, 187 more people have died of the disease, bringing Wednesday's death toll to 23,296. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has said people should be buried with their bodies wrapped in plastic, even if they haven't tested positive. The vast majority of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 are in Jakarta, where there are growing reports of people experiencing acute respiratory failure. Video. The number of COVID-19 cases jumped to 1,155, with 109 more cases reported over the past 24 hours. Arul said his wife didn't wear protective equipment for Covid-19 at the government-run hospital in central Jakarta where she had worked for the last 12 years. 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The virus has spread to all of the country's 34 provinces. The 'punchline queen' who offended Chinese men, Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly again 'too early'. Last week, Singapore became Indonesia’s closest neighbor to confirm a case of the new COVID-19 strain. Indonesia's size and remoteness, puts it in a position that very few other nations face. Indonesia extends public activity restrictions in Java, Bali until Feb. 8. (Reuters: Willy Kurniawan) Currently two Chinese patients are … Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. "There's around three-four cases this week, where people are collapsing in the streets," Mr Syarif said. Indonesia has tested 21 more people positive for Covid-19 disease on Sunday, adding the total number of people infected by the novel coronavirus to 117 in just two weeks since the country's first confirmed the first case in its territory. But President Joko Widodo stopped short of doing that this week, saying instead, in a televised address, that social distancing rules would be implemented more firmly. Indonesia Coronavirus update with statistics and graphs: total and new cases, deaths per day, mortality and recovery rates, current active cases, recoveries, trends and timeline. Indonesia News.Net. "We still want to keep economic activity alive, but everyone has to practice social distancing, physical distancing that's the most important thing," he said. Novita Purwanti and her fellow nurses, at a public health centre in Bandung, West Java, are all too aware of this. March 19, 2020. As the BBC's Resty Woro Yuniar and Aghnia Adzkia report, its healthcare system will not be able to cope amid warnings that official figures mask the true scale of virus cases. The ministry reported that 44,734 people were tested on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people tested to 5,106,017. Both were infected from a Japanese national. The world's fourth most populous country is bracing for a spike in cases of coronavirus infection, after health experts say a sluggish government response has masked the serious of the … "We know of at least four child deaths. Children are also among the growing death toll in Indonesia, according to the Paediatric Society. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan), Japan, US defense chiefs vow closer ties over China's assertiveness. The world's fourth most populous country has confirmed 172 cases and five deaths due … Asia. "I got the virus. "I'm stressed. Dutch PM condemns coronavirus riots as 'criminal', Are Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive? Dr Siti Nadia Tarmizi, COVID-19 vaccination spokesperson for Indonesia's Ministry of Health, told Sky News: "18 to 59 is the age group that gets … she asked her husband, Arul. Do you think I can still survive?" As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 originating from Wuhan spreads in China and beyond, get the latest updates and developments on CNA "Our data is clear, we are not ready to face this pandemic," Silwanus Sumule, head of the Covid-19 task force in Papua, said. It was just five weeks ago that Indonesia's officials were fiercely rejecting suggestions that infections were spreading undetected. They were slow to even stop direct flights from Wuhan, China to the holiday island of Bali. Data from Indonesia's COVID-19 taskforce showed that deaths now total 27,203, while confirmed cases reached 951,651, among the highest in Asia. The world's fourth most populous country is bracing for a spike in cases of coronavirus infection, after health experts say a sluggish government response has masked the serious of … The remotest region of Papua, where the healthcare system is the weakest, has already closed its borders to non-residents. 13,632 new cases and 250 new deaths in Indonesia ; January 21 Indonesia News.Net. "We are having to try and keep track ourselves," says Dr Aman Pulungan the group's president. Moderna vaccine appears to work against variants, What it's like under one of world's strictest lockdowns, The homeless addict who became a professor, Putin: Palace in viral Navalny video not mine. He says 70 percent of hospital beds in Papua are already occupied. For now, Jakarta is the epicentre of the pandemic in Indonesia, but in recent weeks thousands of people have travelled from the capital to their homes in other parts of the country, raising the threat of infections multiplying all over the nation. 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