Coronavirus: tourist dies of COVID-19 in the crowded Bali street

Bali authorities confirmed that a French tourist who was found slumped on a motorcycle in a busy street died of coronavirus and was not a “drunk tourist” as initially suspected. Gerard Philippe Follet’s death was initially thought to have been alcohol poisoning or a heart attack after being found unresponsive in a busy Denpasar street […]

Coronavirus and travel: Gili islands forced into virtual closure amid pandemic

Bali’s famous getaway – the Gili Islands off Lombok – has been forced into virtual closure over fears the killer virus will strike at any time. Fast boats with direct routes to Bali, Lombok and the three idyllic tropical islands have been told to cease business by the provincial government. Thousands of Aussies flock to […]

Jakarta restricts food sales in retail stores to avoid panic buying

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on Sunday that the provincial government had decided to limit food sales in retail stores to avoid panic buying in full alert COVID-19 pandemic. “The retailers’ association today has imposed limits on food sales to control panic purchases that could also compromise market stability. We have already […]

Indonesia confirms two other coronavirus cases, four in total

Indonesia confirmed on Friday that two other people tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to four. The two Indonesians were thirty years old and had been tested after contacting the first two confirmed cases, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto told a news briefing. Indonesia announced its first confirmed cases on […]

Scott Morrison skeptic Indonesia is virus free

While nearly two months have passed since the public announcement of the coronavirus epidemic first detected in Wuhan, China, a country has apparently remained unharmed by the epidemic. In eight weeks, the virus has now spread to 33 countries in the past nine days. More than 87,000 people worldwide have been infected, with the virus […]

Indonesia summons Indian envoy for sectarian violence in Delhi

Indonesia, the most populous Muslim majority nation in the world, has conveyed to India its concern over this week’s riots in New Delhi that have killed over 40 people. The Indonesian Foreign Ministry said it called the Indian ambassador to Jakarta Pradeep Kumar Rawat on Friday to discuss the riots. “The Indonesian government has full […]