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17 Feb 2020 | 6:44 PM

Indonesia working closely with Singapore to prevent spread of Covid-19 to its borders

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN): Indonesian Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto said on Monday (Feb 17) that Singapore is not the “epicentre” of the coronavirus outbreak despite the rise in the number of confirmed cases in the Republic. He also said the immigration and health authorities of the two countries are working together to prevent infected patients from entering Indonesia

17 Feb 2020 | 7:00 AM

Quarantine ends for evacuees

Given a clean bill of health, the 237 citizens and one American spouse of an Indonesian national from Wuhan and other cities in China have finally been released from a 14-day quarantine in Natuna, Riau Islands.

15 Feb 2020 | 7:00 AM

Quarantine end in sight for Indonesians

JAKARTA: The government has said the 238 Indonesian citizens evacuated from Wuhan and surrounding areas of Hubei province, China, will be able to leave the quarantine area in Natuna, Riau Islands, if they remain healthy until the end of the 14-day observation period.

14 Feb 2020 | 2:39 PM

Indonesia’s Lion Air offers discounts to rev up business amid virus fears

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Indonesia’s largest low-cost carrier, Lion Air, is offering discounts for flights to and from three destinations across the country as the aviation business is weighed down by the coronavirus outbreak widely believed to have originated from Wuhan, China.

14 Feb 2020 | 9:16 AM

Indonesian evacuees from Wuhan to be freed from quarantine on Saturday

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The government has said the 238 Indonesian citizens evacuated from Wuhan and surrounding areas of Hubei province, China, will be able to leave the quarantine area in Natuna, Riau Islands, if they remain healthy until the end of the 14-day observation period on Saturday (Feb 15).

08 Feb 2020 | 12:33 PM

‘There’s warmth in humanity’: China reacts to Indonesian policeman singing ‘Jiayou Wuhan’

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The Chinese government has given a warm response to an Indonesian policeman who went viral on social media for singing the song Jiayou, Wuhan(Stay strong, Wuhan), saying it proves that “there’s warmth in humanity” as people across the world cheer for China to remain strong in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.

08 Feb 2020 | 11:37 AM

Indonesia asks airlines to slash fares to keep tourism afloat amid virus scare

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The government has called for airlines to entice domestic tourists with special discounts for flights bound for some of Indonesia’s top tourism destinations as part of the country’s strategy to cope with declining foreign tourist arrivals amid China’s coronavirus outbreak.

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