Eid in Indonesia: Horse cart business hit hard by pandemic

Eid celebrations in the world’s most populous Muslim country are more subdued than usual. The coronavirus pandemic has stopped the annual homecoming for most workers in Indonesia, and millions are separated from their loved ones. Many are spending Eid alone for the first time. One horse cart driver in Jakarta shared his story with Al … Read more Eid in Indonesia: Horse cart business hit hard by pandemic

Indonesian traders risk losing licences to stay open during Eid

In Indonesia, some preparing for the Islamic Eid holiday are ignoring restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. Market traders are disobeying police orders and risking their business licences to stay open. Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from the capital, Jakarta. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Indonesian traders risk losing licences to stay open during Eid

Indonesia gov’t urged to step up COVID-19 response

Some of Indonesia’s 267 million people are on the move again. The government has relaxed some domestic travel restrictions but it is also being criticised for being too slow and inconsistent. Health experts are warning that the virus crisis is far from under control – and could worsen unless tougher action is taken. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Indonesia gov’t urged to step up COVID-19 response

Indonesian fishermen return home after deaths on Chinese ships

A group of fishermen who say they were exploited while working on Chinese fishing vessels have returned home in Indonesia after the death of four crew members. Speaking to Al Jazeera, the men said they were fed fish bait and some were physically abused. Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta, Indonesia. – Subscribe to … Read more Indonesian fishermen return home after deaths on Chinese ships

Calls for probe into forced labour, deaths on Chinese vessels

Indonesia’s government is calling on Beijing to respond to accusations that fishermen were worked to death on board Chinese vessels. At least three Indonesian men allegedly died on ships between December and March. Some of their coworkers say they were physically abused and forced to work for days without rest. Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports … Read more Calls for probe into forced labour, deaths on Chinese vessels

Indonesia among countries struggling with social distancing

The outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has forced countries around the world to reassess what it means to be an essential worker. Drivers who are delivering food are one group at a higher risk of being exposed to the virus. Indonesia is one of the numerous countries that are unable … Read more Indonesia among countries struggling with social distancing

Indonesia travel ban leaves workers stranded during Ramadan

Every year during Ramadan more than 20 million workers leave Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, to travel back to their hometowns before the Muslim holiday of Eid. But the COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted that centuries-old tradition – as Indonesian authorities have banned nearly all travel into and out of the country. Now, many say they can no … Read more Indonesia travel ban leaves workers stranded during Ramadan

Hospital protects newborns from COVID-19 with face shields

A children’s hospital in #Indonesia’s #Jakarta uses transparent face shields to protect newborn #babies from #COVID19, as filmed on Saturday. The devices were produced by nurses at the Tambak hospital from thin plastic sheets attached to home-made rubber headband. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow … Read more Hospital protects newborns from COVID-19 with face shields

Asian countries ramping up measures against epidemic

Asian countries continue to ramp up measures against COVID-19. India has recorded 31 new deaths and over 800 new infections. The country now has more than 8,000 confirmed cases and over 270 deaths. Indonesia is expected to expand its makeshift COVID-19 hospital in Jakarta in the coming weeks as cases continue to increase in the … Read more Asian countries ramping up measures against epidemic

Coronavirus: Outbreak puts wildlife markets in the spotlight

A warning, viewers may find some of the images in Jessica Washington’s report disturbing. The pandemic has put the spotlight on Asia’s wet markets – or markets where wildlife is sold for food or medicine – and the risks they pose. Scientists believe the coronavirus originated in a seafood market in Wuhan where wild animals … Read more Coronavirus: Outbreak puts wildlife markets in the spotlight

Indonesia pandemic: Fears about COVID-19 ahead of lockdown

An estimated 2.5 million Indonesians are streaming out of the capital, Jakarta, before a mandatory lockdown on Friday to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Jakarta recently recorded a huge spike in burials, leading to fears the crisis has so far been played down, as the country’s rate of testing has so far been one of the … Read more Indonesia pandemic: Fears about COVID-19 ahead of lockdown

Coronavirus: Indonesia cracks down on social movement as death toll soars | ABC News

Indonesia’s health minister has granted powers to Jakarta’s governor to enforce tougher restrictions on social movement. Indonesia correspondent Anne Barker reports. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: https://ab.co/2lNeBn2 You … Read more Coronavirus: Indonesia cracks down on social movement as death toll soars | ABC News

Thousands of Indonesians journey home, despite virus warnings

Indonesian authorities are urging millions of citizens not to travel back to their home towns to celebrate next month’s Muslim holiday of Eid. But with so many out of work because of the coronavirus, many are desperate to get out of the capital, despite the risk of taking an infection with them. Already, thousands have … Read more Thousands of Indonesians journey home, despite virus warnings

Coronavirus: The Challenges of Social Distancing in a Crowded Country

In tightly packed impoverished areas throughout Southeast Asia, there is little room for social distancing among the crowded allies and crammed public transport, where the deadly new coronavirus could spread rapidly. So far Bangladesh has confirmed over 30 cases of infection and at least five deaths. But of these, the case of two men who … Read more Coronavirus: The Challenges of Social Distancing in a Crowded Country

Jakarta installs hand-washing stations, disinfectant-spraying booths

The Indonesian Foreign Ministry on Monday announced the decision to ban all arrivals and transits by foreign nationals to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 as its capital Jakarta declared a state of emergency. Hand-washing stations and disinfectant-spraying booths have been installed across the city in most public places. However, experts claim the most vulnerable … Read more Jakarta installs hand-washing stations, disinfectant-spraying booths