Daily Archives: May 9, 2020

Indonesia reports 533 new COVID-19 cases, biggest in a day

Indonesia reported on Saturday 533 new coronavirus infections, the biggest daily increase, taking the total number to 13,645, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said, Trend reports citing Reuters.

Yurianto reported 16 more have died from the disease, taking the total number of death to 959, while 2,607 have recovered.

Nearly 108,700 people have been tested as of Saturday, he added, while urging Indonesians to continue obeying the stay-at-home order to prevent further spread of the virus.


Source: TREND News Agency

COVID-19 Cases In Indonesia Surpass 13,000

The Indonesian government, on Friday, announced 336 new confirmed cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the archipelagic country to 13,112.

There were also 13 new deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 943, the government’s spokesperson for the COVID-19-related matters, Achmad Yurianto, said, at a press conference.

Yurianto, who is a Health Ministry official, also said that, 113 more people have been discharged from hospitals after their recoveries, taking the total number of recovered patients to 2,494.

According to him, the latest number of COVID-19 suspects across the country is 29,087.



Source: NAM News Network


Two-thirds of West Java residents need COVID-19 assistance: Governor

Bandung, W Java (ANTARA) – Two-thirds of West Java’s population is in need of state assistance due to the socio-economic impact of the novel coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, said Governor M Ridwan Kamil.

Therefore, social solidarity is needed to assist fellow residents, particularly during the holy month of Ramadhan, he said while addressing Webinar Serial 4 of the West Java Development Institute of Padjadjaran University in Bandung on Thursday.

“In the eyes of (the West Java provincial government), the narrative on emergency social distancing (has turned) into (one for) social solidarity, particularly in the month of Ramadhan, the month of blessing and the month of mutual help,” he remarked.

“COVID-19 is an enemy that devastates all dimensions of development, not only in the health, economic, and social sectors, but other sectors as well,” he noted.

The number of West Java residents receiving subsidy has increased from 9.4 million to 38 million, accounting for more than two-thirds of West Java’s population of 50 million. Most West Java residents requiring assistance live in the southern part of the province, the Governor revealed.

“So, ladies and gentlemen, two-thirds of the West Java population today is asking for state responsibility. Their number has jumped from 9.4 million to 38 million,” he declared.

In this regard, he highlighted the importance of fiscal justice, namely the budget perspective that the central government needs to apply to regions, based on population rather than territory.


Source: Antara News