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Indonesia, in major shift, to allow lockdowns as coronavirus cases soar

Indonesia, in major shift, to allow lockdowns as coronavirus cases soar

Indonesia's chief security minister Mahfud MD said on Friday the national government would allow regional authorities to impose lockdowns to control the coronavirus, in a major shift in strategy after previously resisting tougher restrictions.

Indonesian delegation explores Qatar's business climate

Indonesian delegation explores Qatar's business climate

A trade delegation from Indonesia visited several companies in Qatar on Sunday as part of an initiative to explore the country’s investment climate, an official of the Qatar-Indonesia Business Council (QIBC) said.

Indonesia president to take coronavirus test as cases top 100

Indonesia president to take coronavirus test as cases top 100

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday he would get tested for coronavirus, while some of his ministers had also undergone precautionary tests

Indonesia seizes half a million virus masks amid panic buying

Indonesia seizes half a million virus masks amid panic buying

Indonesian police seized over half a million face masks from a Jakarta-area warehouse after the country's first confirmed cases of coronavirus sparked panic buying and sent prices for prevention products skyrocketing.

Indonesia confirms first cases of coronavirus, link to Japanese visitor

Indonesia confirms first cases of coronavirus, link to Japanese visitor

Two Indonesians have tested positive for coronavirus after coming into contact with an infected Japanese national, President Joko Widodo said on Monday

Indonesia's capital hit by serious flooding for second time this year

Indonesia's capital hit by serious flooding for second time this year

Torrential rain brought floods to Indonesia's capital on Tuesday, paralysing large parts of the city as rescue workers used boats to navigate streets turned into murky, brown waterways to get people to safety.

Indonesia says won't repatriate hundreds of IS recruits

Indonesia says won't repatriate hundreds of IS recruits

Indonesia has said it will not bring home nearly 700 hundred nationals who joined the Islamic State group in the Middle East over security fears, but added it would still consider repatriating young children.

Seven killed, three missing in Indonesia bridge collapse

Seven killed, three missing in Indonesia bridge collapse

Seven people drowned and three others are missing after a bridge collapsed on Indonesia's Sumatra island, the disaster agency said Monday

Indonesia flood death toll hits 60

Indonesia flood death toll hits 60

Indonesian rescue teams flew helicopters stuffed with food to remote flood-hit communities on Saturday as the death toll from the disaster jumped to 60 and fears grew

Floods in Indonesia's capital kill 9, force thousands to evacuate

Floods in Indonesia's capital kill 9, force thousands to evacuate

Flash floods inundated swathes of Indonesia's capital and nearby towns on the first day of the New Year after torrential rainfall overnight

Qatar Charity launches programmes for orphans in Sudan, Gaza and Indonesia

Qatar Charity launches programmes for orphans in Sudan, Gaza and Indonesia

Qatar Charity (QC) has recently implemented various training courses, sports and cultural activities, educational trips, and health checkups for the benefit of orphans

Woman mauled to death by tiger in Indonesia

Woman mauled to death by tiger in Indonesia

A 30-year-old woman has become the fifth person to be mauled to death by a tiger in Indonesia's South Sumatra province this month, local media reported over the weekend