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JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Indonesia is accelerating its planned tax reforms, including cutting corporate income tax and collecting taxes from tech companies, as part of the financial playbook to fund Covid-19 relief efforts.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday the government is considering starting a new national holiday to prevent the annual mass exodus usually occurring at the end of the Muslim fasting month amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Widodo said at a cabinet meeting that measures could be put in place during the new holiday such as making tourist attractions free to help "bring some calm to the people".
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will by next week open a new coronavirus emergency hospital on the uninhabited island of Galang, where authorities have repurposed a former Vietnam war era refugee camp as part of efforts to rapidly augment healthcare capacities.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The Indonesian government has outlined a worst-case scenario where the domestic economy could contract by 0.4 per cent as the Covid-19 pandemic arrests swaths of economic activity and poses recessionary risks to Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
President Joko Widodo declared a state of emergency as coronavirus deaths in the world’s fourth most populous country jumped again, but he resisted calls for a nationwide lockdown.
Authorities barred foreign nationals from entering the country as the world’s fourth most populous country stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The country is set to release about 30,000 prisoners early as the South-East Asian nation seeks to avoid a possible surge in coronavirus infections in its overcrowded prisons.
JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday (March 31) announced a US$24.75bil spending to curb the Covid-19 outbreak. The president said he had inked an emergency government regulation in lieu of law, which will allow the government to edge up development budget deficit, and increase the spending for efforts to curb the Covid-19 spread.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Reta Riana was shocked when she discovered how Indonesian medical staff were forced to wear raincoats as makeshift protective wear, so she decided to use her sewing skills to make suits for hospital staff tackling coronavirus cases.
JAKARTA: Indonesian leader Joko Widodo declared a state of emergency on Tuesday (March 31) as Covid-19coronavirus deaths in the world's fourth most populous country jumped again, but he resisted calls for a nationwide lockdown.