Indonesia frees 18,000 inmates from bursting jails over COVID-19 fears

Indonesia frees 18,000 inmates from bursting jails over COVID-19 fears

MAJENE, Indonesia: Indonesia has released about 18,000 inmates in a desperate bid to stop coronavirus from rampaging through its notoriously overcrowded prison system, authorities said Thursday (Apr 2). The mass release comes days after the Southeast Asian nation said it would free more than 30,000 inmates to take pressure off prisons and jails beset by […]
Indonesia confirms 149 new COVID-19 cases, 21 more deaths

Indonesia confirms 149 new COVID-19 cases, 21 more deaths

JAKARTA: Indonesia confirmed 149 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday (Apr 1), taking the total number of cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,677, a health ministry official said. Achmad Yurianto reported 21 new deaths from COVID-19, taking the total to 157....
Indonesia to suspend all foreign arrivals, barring a few exceptions

Indonesia to suspend all foreign arrivals, barring a few exceptions

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Foreign Minister said on Tuesday (Mar 31) the government has decided to ban all arrivals and transits by foreigners in Indonesia to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus. Foreigners with stay permits and some diplomatic visits will be...
Indonesia confirms 129 new COVID-19 cases and 8 more deaths

Indonesia confirms 129 new COVID-19 cases and 8 more deaths

JAKARTA: Indonesia confirmed 129 new COVID-19 cases on Monday (Mar 30), taking the total to 1,414 in the country. There were also eight more deaths, taking the total to 122, said health ministry official Achmad Yurianto. He added that 75 patients had recovered. ...