Daily Archives: July 2, 2020

Indonesian quarantine service increases surveillance of swine flu

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian quarantine and inspection service ramped up its surveillance over the entry and outflows of meat and livestock products potentially spreading the swine influenza virus that Chinese scientists say could likely jump to humans. “Systematic surveillance over the swine flu virus is the key precautionary measure against a possible influenza pandemic

North Sumatra readies Rp500-billion for 2nd-phase handling of COVID-19

Medan, N Sumatra (ANTARA) – The North Sumatra provincial government readied allocation of Rp500 billion for second phase of handling the impacts of the ongoing novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic this month, a local government spokesman noted here, Thursday. “In July, the North Sumatra provincial government had entered the second phase of the fight against

BMKG installs three early warning receiver systems in Alor

Kupang, E Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) – The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) installed three earthquake and tsunami early warning receiver systems (WRS) in the Kalabahi area of Alor District, East Nusa Tenggara Province, which is one of Indonesia’s quake-impacted zones. “The BMKG installed three WRS-New Generation systems in Alor District this year at the

Indonesia takes precautionary measures against forest fires forecast

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD highlighted the government’s precautionary measures against land and forest fires forecast to increase in the dry season during the July-October 2020 period. “We have to take precautionary measures against land and forest fires,” the minister remarked here on Thursday. President Joko

100 drug offenders awarded death penalty in 2020

Jakarta (ANTARA) – District courts in different parts of Indonesia have awarded the capital punishment to at least 100 drug offenders in the first half of 2020, said National Police Chief, General Idham Azis. “May they soon be executed by firing squads to deter others,” he said while witnessing the National Police’s special task force