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Commuters wait to board a train at Tanah Abang Station in Jakarta after work hours on Jan. 28, 2021.
Commuters wait to board a train at Tanah Abang Station in Jakarta after work hours on Jan. 28, 2021.`
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Jakarta sees surge in workplace clusters as people lower their guard after vaccination

Jakarta has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 infection clusters emerging from office spaces in recent weeks, with hundreds of cases traced to workers who have received a vaccine.

2 days ago
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Anies in hot seat as graft busters investigate flagship housing subsidy policy

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan must now oversee the first corruption case to embroil his administration, after investigators named the chief executive of a city-owned property developer suspect in a graft case.

1 month ago
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Jakarta to open access to flood mitigation data following commission's ruling

The commission ruled in favor of the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta), which had filed a public information request pertaining to flooding to the city administration.  

1 month ago

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Jakarta sees surge in workplace clusters as people lower their guard after vaccination

Jakarta has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 infection clusters emerging from office spaces in recent weeks, with hundreds of cases traced to workers who have received a vaccine.

2 days ago
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Jakarta Muslims enjoy relaxed rules in second Ramadan during pandemic

The Religious Affairs Ministry allows places of worship to operate at 50 percent of their capacity during Ramadan, giving Muslims an opportunity to perform congregational tarawih (Ramadan evening prayers) at mosques.

2 weeks ago
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Yes, COVID-19 figures in Jakarta have dropped. But the public must remain alert

Jakarta has seen a steady decrease in the number of daily cases and deaths in the past two months, the longest decline since the pandemic began.

1 month ago
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Anies in hot seat as graft busters investigate flagship housing subsidy policy

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan must now oversee the first corruption case to embroil his administration, after investigators named the chief executive of a city-owned property developer suspect in a graft case.

1 month ago
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Jakarta to open access to flood mitigation data following commission's ruling

The commission ruled in favor of the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta), which had filed a public information request pertaining to flooding to the city administration.  

1 month ago
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MRT Jakarta links arms with start-ups for greener commuting

Continuing the capital city's green drive, MRT Jakarta has launched several new services in collaboration with eco-friendly start-ups to encourage greener and more sustainable commuting.

1 month ago
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Bike-friendly development plans elicit praise from Jakarta's cycling communities

Cycling communities have lauded the local administration's plan to install protected bicycle lanes and expand existing lanes to provide safety for the city's growing population of bike commuters.

2 months ago
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Is Anies really a transportation hero? Experts beg to differ

Urban transportation experts have reservations about giving credit to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan for his work on the capital's public transportation system.

2 months ago
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Poor river restoration blamed for Jakarta’s floods

The Jakarta administration is in hot water after major floods once again hit the capital city, with critics blaming its poor river restoration projects.

2 months ago
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Five killed in Jakarta severe floods

The city was struck by torrential rains over the weekend, which flooded dozens of major roads and forced hundreds of people to rush to emergency shelters.

2 months ago
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Thousands evacuated, traffic disrupted as floods hit Jakarta at rainy season peak

The floodwater reached up to 2.5 meters in several parts of Jakarta, forcing residents to evacuate to nearby safe places.

2 months ago
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Jakarta slammed by monsoon floods, more than 1,000 forced to evacuate

Some 1,380 Jakarta residents were evacuated from southern and eastern areas of the city, home to 10 million people, after floodwaters reached up to 1.8 meters high in some areas.

2 months ago
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Gap persists between new COVID-19 policy and reality in Jakarta neighborhoods 

Jakarta faces a gap between the government's newest activity restrictions and reality on the ground, with many neighborhood authorities are already trying their best under less-than-ideal circumstances and lacking information and resources since the beginning of the pandemic.

2 months ago
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Plastic ban in the middle of COVID-19? Online businesses could help

Seven months into the ban in Indonesia's capital, reports have shown a declining use of plastic bags in minimarkets.

2 months ago
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Floods trigger power outages, evacuations in Indonesia's capital

Floods, heavy rain and power outages led people to evacuate their homes in parts of Indonesia's capital on Monday, with the conditions -- worsened by the La Nina weather pattern -- expected to continue until March or April.

2 months ago
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No weekend lockdowns for Jakarta, Anies says

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said in a statement on Friday that the administration never had plans to impose such tight restrictions.

3 months ago
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Jakarta considers weekend lockdowns as cases march upward

The plan was inspired by a similar policy in Turkey.

3 months ago
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Jakarta seeks to open more cemeteries amid COVID-19 grave crisis

The city is preparing to open 101,100 square meters of land to bury more COVID-19 victims amid increasing deaths.

3 months ago
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Jakarta claims success in reducing congestion, but pandemic plays bigger role

The COVID-19 pandemic has helped put Jakarta outside the top ten list of the most congested cities around the globe.

3 months ago
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Overwhelmed by patients from nearby cities, Jakarta turns to central government

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has asked the central government to take over the COVID-19 response in Greater Jakarta -- which comprises Jakarta and its neighboring cities -- as the capital is running out of hospital beds as a result of the overwhelming number of patients from the nearby cities over which Jakarta has no jurisdiction.

3 months ago