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Breaking Down Indonesia’s 2022 State Budget
October 19, 2021

Breaking Down Indonesia’s 2022 State Budget

By James Guild
In 2022, the state intends to continue its robust spending on the areas most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: health and social assistance.

Ramping up Inoculation Drive, Indonesia Approves Fourth Chinese Vaccine
October 08, 2021

Ramping up Inoculation Drive, Indonesia Approves Fourth Chinese Vaccine

By Sebastian Strangio
The approval of the Zifivax jab is set to add further momentum to the country's vaccine rollout, but serious obstacles remain
Jakarta Schools Reopen as Indonesia’s COVID-19 Wave Eases
August 30, 2021

Jakarta Schools Reopen as Indonesia’s COVID-19 Wave Eases

By Sebastian Strangio
But Southeast Asia's largest country is not quite out of the woods yet.

An Anti-Expertise, Anti-Science Attitude is Undermining Indonesia’s Pandemic Response
August 26, 2021

An Anti-Expertise, Anti-Science Attitude is Undermining Indonesia’s Pandemic Response

By Tangguh Chairil
The Indonesian government needs to jettison its hopes of a miracle cure to COVID-19, and listen to the advice of epidemiologists and health experts.

Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross
August 19, 2021

Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent weeks, the region has seen more than twice as many deaths from the coronavirus than North America.

Despite COVID-19, Indonesian President Pledges to Continue With Economic Reforms
August 17, 2021

Despite COVID-19, Indonesian President Pledges to Continue With Economic Reforms

By Sebastian Strangio
President Joko Widodo said that the development of infrastructure and "quality human capital" will remain priorities for the remainder of his second term.

Deadly COVID-19 Variant Migrates to Indonesia’s Outer Islands
August 09, 2021

Deadly COVID-19 Variant Migrates to Indonesia’s Outer Islands

By Sebastian Strangio
Just as cases are beginning to ease in densely populated Java and Bali, they are rising elsewhere.
As Delta Variant Rages in Southeast Asia, Health Workers Warned Not to Speak Out
July 20, 2021

As Delta Variant Rages in Southeast Asia, Health Workers Warned Not to Speak Out

By Alifah Zainuddin
The pandemic has highlighted deep-rooted problems in health service. Medical workers voicing out their concerns have put governments on the defensive.

Malaysia to Phase Out China’s Sinovac Vaccine
July 16, 2021

Malaysia to Phase Out China’s Sinovac Vaccine

By Sebastian Strangio
Will mounting evidence about the limited efficacy of Chinese-made vaccines spell the end for Beijing's vaccine diplomacy?

Indonesia Bracing for COVID-19 Outbreak to Worsen: Official
July 15, 2021

Indonesia Bracing for COVID-19 Outbreak to Worsen: Official

By Sebastian Strangio
There are alarming reports that the Delta variant has penetrated more remote regions of the archipelago.

COVID-19 Tightens Its Grip on Southeast Asia
July 09, 2021

COVID-19 Tightens Its Grip on Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
At least half of the region's 11 nations have seen record daily infection counts over the past week.
Australia Donates Vaccines, Aid to Virus-Hit Indonesia
July 08, 2021

Australia Donates Vaccines, Aid to Virus-Hit Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
The offer comes as the Southeast Asian nation struggles to contain an exponential increase in COVID-19 infections.

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