Selasa, 30 Juni 2020

Bogor regent to report Rhoma Irama over alleged PSBB violation after local performance - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

Bogor regent to report Rhoma Irama over alleged PSBB violation after local performance - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

Bogor Regent Ade Yasin has threatened to file charges against Indonesian dangdut superstar Rhoma Irama for allegedly performing at an event in Cibunan Village, Bogor, West Java, on Sunday, despite large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) imposed in the regency.

"The [Bogor COVID-19] task force will follow up on [the incident] by questioning [the people involved]. If they did violate PSBB measures, they would be legally processed based on current regulations," Ade said as reported by on Monday.

She pointed out that both Rhoma and the event’s organizer had violated Gubernatorial Regulation No. 35/2020 on the PSBB.

Bogor Police chief Sr. Com. Adj. Roland Ronaldy said he would investigate the matter immediately.

Ade claimed Rhoma's performance at a local khitanan (circumcision celebration) was no different from a concert.

"Singing on a stage with several other artists would obviously attract crowds. He sang more than one song with other [famous] singers, like Rita Sugiarto; it was like a concert," she said.

She claimed that Rhoma had assured the Bogor administrations he would cancel his performance, then expressed her disappointment that he and the event’s organizer had broken their promise.

“We are angry and disappointed. Why did they break their own promise? We did not deploy officials to the event because we believed them.”

However, upon hearing news of the performance, officials from the Bogor COVID-19 task force went to the ceremony and stopped its live performance at 11 p.m.

Meanwhile, Rhoma claimed he was at the khitanan as a guest and not as a performer, but he was asked to sing a few songs by the event organizer.

"I came as a guest, but then the host and other guests at the event asked me to perform, to 'donate' some songs," Rhoma said as reported by

"The hosts asked me to give a tausiah [sermon] as well, so I gave a short one. Then, everybody asked me to sing, so I sang — that’s it.” (nal)

2020-06-30 08:05:00Z

Minggu, 28 Juni 2020

COVID-19 Recovery Rate in Bogor, West Java Reach 61 Percent - English

COVID-19 Recovery Rate in Bogor, West Java Reach 61 Percent - English

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Head of the Bogor City Health Agency, Sri Nowo Retno, on Sunday announced that the city’s COVID-19 recovery rate had reached 61.11 percent with 110 recovery cases from a total of 180 confirmed cases. 

“The recovery rate from positive cases continues to increase and the current percentage is higher than the positive patients that are in treatment,” said Retno in Bogor on Sunday. 

On Thursday, June 25, there are reportedly 11 COVID-19 positive patients that recovered which is the highest the City of Bogor ever handled in one single day which was received with elation by the Health Agency Head.

Further positive trends can be found coming from Bogor as the ‘city of rain’ has also seen dropping numbers on inpatient COVID-19 cases with currently seeing 53 patients and 105 people under monitoring or ODP, which is a reduction of seven cases since Sunday. 

The Bogor City administration continues to attempt to break the chain of coronavirus by mobilizing COVID-19 detective squads last week that is tasked to track down and monitor the spread of COVID-19.

Read also: 2 Patients Under Surveilance in Bogor Died: Covid-19 Center


2020-06-29 01:21:41Z

Rabu, 17 Juni 2020

Three workers at Bogor's Mitra 10 outlet diagnosed with COVID-19 - ANTARA English

Three workers at Bogor's Mitra 10 outlet diagnosed with COVID-19 - ANTARA English

Bogor, W Java (ANTARA) - The Bogor city administration's COVID-19 task force has asked the management and employees of a Mitra 10 outlet to undergo swab tests after three workers at the independent hardware store tested positive for the new coronavirus.

The city's COVID-19 task force has sent a letter to Mitra 10, requesting the outlet’s management and workers to take swab tests, observe self-quarantine, and disinfect the outlet, Bogor Deputy Mayor Dedie A Rachim told ANTARA here on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 task force has also put them on the list of people under monitoring status, he said, adding that the Bogor city-based Mitra 10 outlet currently employs 252 people.

The three infected workers at the hardware store were diagnosed with the coronavirus disease based on the results of recent swab tests.

The authorities have carried out contact tracing of the three employees. They have found that 74 people, both workers and those in the management, had direct contact with the infected workers.

Therefore, those 74 people have been categorized as "people under surveillance" (ODP). Bogor city health workers have taken preventive measures so they do not transmit the disease further, he said.

Over the past week, Bogor city's COVID-19 task force has recorded 43 new confirmed cases.

ANTARA has noted that Bogor city is still deemed a "yellow zone". Due to its geographical proximity to Jakarta, Bogor is economically and socially connected to the Indonesian capital as many workers employed in Jakarta reside in Bogor.

Coronavirus infections were initially reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019.

Since then, COVID-19 has spread to over 215 countries and territories, including 34 provinces of Indonesia, with a considerable spike in death toll.

The Indonesian government officially confirmed the country's first confirmed cases on March 2 this year.

As of Wednesday, the Indonesian Health Ministry has recorded 41,431 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, with 16,243 inpatients making a full recovery and 2,276 others dying of the deadly virus. 

Related news: Indonesia records 1,031 new COVID-19 cases, 540 recoveries

Related news: Health Minister sets large-scale social distancing in W Java areas

2020-06-17 15:36:04Z

Selasa, 09 Juni 2020

BPTJ Provides Free Bus Services Connecting Bogor to Sudirman - English

BPTJ Provides Free Bus Services Connecting Bogor to Sudirman - English

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) announced it had provided free shuttle bus services that connected Bogor to Jakarta starting Monday, June 8. Agency head Polana B. Pramesti said the facility would be an alternative for commuters.

“KRL users taking this alternative transport from Bogor Station to Jakarta will not be charged a fee,” said Polana in a written statement on Monday, June 8.

BPTJ, she added, had prepared five buses that would depart from the Bogor Station to the Dukuh Atas Sudirman Station in Central Jakarta. The services will be available around the pedestrian bridge before the station.

The buses will operate from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. within a 15-minute headway. Polana further reminded the public to adopt the health protocols while in the bus.

“The bus capacity is only 25 passengers (50 percent of its capacity), so each passenger will remain distant and is obliged to wear face masks,” Polana underlined.

People packed the Jabodetabek Commuter Line or KRL as offices in Jakarta reopened starting June 8, 2020. Based on netizens’ reports on social media, long lines of commuters were seen at the stations of Bogor, Citayam, Bojong Gede, and Tigaraksa.

Railway operator PT KCI recorded that the number of commuters as of today morning at 10 a.m. reached 150,000 people, an increase from 80,000 commuters a day during the large-scale social restrictions or PSBB period.


2020-06-08 11:10:42Z

Rabu, 03 Juni 2020

Masks and Mannequins: New Normal in a Restaurant in Bogor, West Java - Jakarta Globe

Masks and Mannequins: New Normal in a Restaurant in Bogor, West Java - Jakarta Globe

A restaurant in Bogor, West Java, now puts mannequins on empty tables to prevent customers from using them and enforce the government's physical distancing guidelines. 

Bambang, the manager of the Bumi Aki restaurant, said on Tuesday the popular Sundanese food specialist has been getting ready to face the "new normal" in Bogor, one of Jakarta's satellite cities south of the capital. 

"According to the Covid-19 health protocol, restaurants are not allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity," he said.

An usher stood at the restaurant's front entrance to tell customers to wash their hands and check their temperature.

Customers who come in groups are not allowed to sit side by side since only a limited number are permitted on each table. 

A mannequin seen on a customer table inside a restaurant in Bogor, West Java. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A mannequin at one of the tables in Bumi Aki. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Waiters serve customers in restaurants as they apply physical distancing inside the restaurant. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A waiter keeps his distance as he takes orders. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A waitress wearing face mask and face shield as he brings food for some customers. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A waitress wearing a face mask and a face shield brings food to the table. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A starwars stormtroopers mannequin seen as a physical distancing measure at a restaurant in Bogor, West Java on Tuesday (02/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The restaurant also uses a Stormtrooper mannequin. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A chef wearing face maskr as he prepares food for a customers. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A chef wearing a face mask prepares food in the kitchen. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The restaurant management put some mannequin as Covid-19 physical distancing measures. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Sticky tapes are also used to mark the seats. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A family enjoying their moment in Bumi Aki restaurant with a mannequin is seen behind them. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A family relaxes at Bumi Aki restaurant. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

2020-06-03 08:02:18Z