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A police officer manages traffic at a checkpoint between Yogyakarta and Central Java in Prambanan, Klaten, Central Java on Wednesday.
A police officer manages traffic at a checkpoint between Yogyakarta and Central Java in Prambanan, Klaten, Central Java on Wednesday.`
National

COVID-19 case spike looms as millions skirt 'mudik' ban

The government believes more than 1 million people have gone on mudik (exodus) trips over the Idul Fitri holiday despite the ongoing ban and is screening returning travelers as it anticipates a spike in COVID-19 cases.

14 hours ago
National

More tests, local monitoring: Authorities step up virus prevention as ‘mudik’ travelers return

The COVID-19 task force will perform more random testing on intercity travelers and tighten checks on people traveling from Sumatra amid the rise of confirmed cases in Indonesia's westernmost island.

2 days ago
National

6.6 magnitude quake hits off Sumatra: USGS

The shallow quake hit at 12:30 (0630 GMT) near the island of Nias, about 250 kilometres (160 miles) south of the city of Sinabung.

2 days ago

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National

Indonesia braces for another COVID-19 surge as Ramadan bustle returns

Authorities have warned of another surge in COVID-19 cases ahead of the Idul Fitri holidays as people begin to crowd public places or return to their hometowns despite restrictions.

1 week ago
National

Death toll in Batang Toru power plant landslide rises to 10

A landslide triggered by heavy rains struck the Chinese-backed Batang Toru hydropower plant on Thursday last week, burying an estimated 13 people.

1 week ago
National

New variants expose loopholes in contact tracing

Health authorities continue to map transmission route of local cases of Indian and South African variants amid fears that noncompliance with mudik ban could lead to spread of the new coronavirus types.

1 week ago
National

Top KPK investigators may lose jobs after failing controversial civics test

Reports emerged on Tuesday that around 75 KPK employees failed the civic knowledge test, which is required for them to stay within the antigraft body.

1 week ago
National

Child rape victim or fornicator? Under Aceh’s sharia law, it could be both

It's not easy to bring justice to rape cases in Aceh. Law enforcement officers discourage families of child rape victims from pressing charges, saying their children could end up being charged with zina.

1 week ago
National

Aceh's dual system leads to murky jurisprudence: Study

An independent study on the application of sharia in Aceh has found that the dual application of the Criminal Code and the province's Qanun Jinayat frequently results in judicial murkiness.

1 week ago
National

Chinese Navy to help salvage sunken KRI Nanggala 402 submarine

The help arrived after other foreign ships from Australia, Singapore and Malaysia left the archipelago, having assisted authorities in finding the stricken vessel.

1 week ago
National

Jokowi aims to vaccinate all teachers before June

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Education, Culture, Research and Technology Minister Nadiem Makarim called for prudent measures to ensure the successful reopening of schools in July.

1 week ago
National

As Indonesia detects India and South Africa variants, fears grow over possible case spikes

Indonesia has detected coronavirus variants linked to more transmissible variants first detected in India and South Africa, ahead of the Idul Fitri exodus when mobility is expected to rise.

1 week ago