Senin, 28 Juni 2021

Bogor closes 8 health facilities after 336 healthcare workers infected - ANTARA English

Bogor closes 8 health facilities after 336 healthcare workers infected - ANTARA English

Bogor (ANTARA) - Some 336 healthcare workers contracted COVID-19 and fell ill, thereby leading to the Bogor municipality taking the decision to shut down eight health facilities, the city's mayor, Bima Arya Sugiarto, stated.

"Currently, 336 healthcare workers in Bogor City have tested positive for COVID-19, and they are sick," Sugiarto noted during a visit to the Marzoeki Mahdi Hospital (RSMM) here on Sunday.

Most of the affected healthcare workers worked at RSMM, he remarked.

"Owing to the fact that many healthcare workers were exposed to COVID-19, the handling of COVID-19 patients is slowing down over the last week. The number of COVID-19 cases has increased to 78 percent," he noted.

Sugiarto stated that consequently, the situation of COVID-19 cases in Bogor City had raised even greater concerns. Moreover, the bed occupancy rate (BOR) for COVID-19 patients at 21 referral hospitals in Bogor City is almost full.

In fact, Bogor City Hospital, which provides 120 beds for COVID-19 patients, is fully occupied.

"The situation right now is that it is almost beyond our scope to handle it," he stated.

Sugiarto noted that the percentage increase in COVID-19 cases in Bogor City this week had reached 78 percent, while the death rate for COVID-19 cases this week had reached 125 percent.

"These numbers are already very worrisome," he pointed out.

To address the drastic spike in COVID-19 cases, Bogor authorities have imposed stricter restriction measures.

Stricter micro-scale restrictions on public activities (PPKM) have been enforced at the neighborhood level.

In the meantime, Tempo media quoted a report by the Indonesian Doctor's Association (IDI) that a total of 405 Indonesian doctors had died of COVID-19 since the government announced its first case on March 2, 2020. Related news: Bogor records significant single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Friday
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2021-06-28 07:23:34Z

Jumat, 18 Juni 2021

Bogor Closes Sidewalk around Botanical Garden - Life - English

Bogor Closes Sidewalk around Botanical Garden - Life - English

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2021-06-18 05:59:00Z

Kamis, 17 Juni 2021

Jokowi Aims to Complete Covid-19 Vaccination in Bogor by August - English

Jokowi Aims to Complete Covid-19 Vaccination in Bogor by August - English

TEMPO.CO, JakartaPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo witnessed the mass Covid-19 vaccination at the Pakansari Stadium, Bogor, in West Java. The president is eyeing to vaccinate at least 5,000 residents nearby the Pakansari Stadium area and 10,000 people in the general area of Bogor. 

“There are 10,000 people today across the Pakansari Stadium and a number of hospitals and community health centers that are located in Bogor Regency,” said the President. 

The elderly group along with academics, market traders, religious figures, government employees, public services employees, people with disabilities, and groups that are prone to the coronavirus are subjected to the vaccination.

During a video conference following the event, President Jokowi encouraged healthcare workers from the hospitals and healthcare community centers located in the regency to fast-track the inoculation to reach the herd immunity. "We hope, it will be able to suppress the spread of Covid.”

Through this, he targetted Bogor Regency will reach herd immunity by August this year. 

The President was accompanied by West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil and Bogor Regent Ade Munawaroh Yasin.

Read: Jokowi Calls for Covid-19 Vaccination to Be Accelerated in High Mobility Areas


2021-06-17 08:18:04Z

Bogor allots Rp900 million of budget for rice farming insurance - ANTARA English

Bogor allots Rp900 million of budget for rice farming insurance - ANTARA English

Cibinong, Bogor, W Java (ANTARA) - Bogor District in West Java has apportioned Rp900 million of the regional budget for rice farming insurance in 2021.

"The farming insurance card is a synergy program with the Agriculture Ministry, wherein Bogor District has allocated Rp900 of the insurance fund for 25 thousand hectares of paddy field in 2021," Bogor District Head Ade Yasin stated here on Thursday.

The farming insurance will protect farmers from drought-induced financial losses.

By the end of 2020, nearly 245 farmer groups in the district, with 2,020 hectares of land, were covered under the insurance.

Yasin highlighted the government’s target to cover five thousand hectares of rice fields in 2021, 2022, and 2023 respectively.

The Bogor district administration has issued District Head Regulation No. 30 of 2019 on the mechanism to provide rice farming insurance premium in aid for farmers.

In 2020, farmers in 40 sub-districts in Bogor District produced 477,255 tons of rice from 37,658 hectares of land out of 174,369 hectares in the district. Related news: Indonesia allocates Rp1.5 billion for fish farming insurance


2021-06-17 09:58:27Z

'We felt left behind': Yasmin church congregation rejects unilateral relocation - Jakarta Post

'We felt left behind': Yasmin church congregation rejects unilateral relocation - Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   ●   Thu, June 17, 2021

Once or twice a week, 66-year-old retired civil servant Ngatari Suwito visits an abandoned, unfinished building on Jl. Abdullah bin Nuh at Yasmin Park in Bogor, West Java.

Once designed to hold services for the Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) Yasmin congregation, the building has been left untouched after it was denied a building permit and sealed off by authorities in 2010, reportedly due to public pressure. Its yard is now overgrown with wild grass and plants so tall that Suwito sometimes trims them before they reach the roof, he said.

“A church is not supposed to look like this,” Suwito told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. “Once we even found a really big snake there.”

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2021-06-17 09:20:29Z

Rabu, 16 Juni 2021

INDONESIA Bogor's Yasmin church dispute still unresolved - AsiaNews

INDONESIA Bogor's Yasmin church dispute still unresolved - AsiaNews

City authorities revoked the building permit 10 years ago. Since then, the Indonesian Christian Church has been embroiled in a legal battle to reclaim the building. Last Sunday, Bogor Mayor Bima announced that a new plot of land had been offered to settle the issue, but Christians want court rulings to be respected.

Jakarta (AsiaNews) – The legal dispute with the Indonesian Christian Church (GKI[*]) over its Yasmin Church compound is over, this according to Bima Arya Sugiarto, Mayor of Bogor (West Java), a claim disputed by Bona Sigalingging, the Church’s lawyer.

In a recent statement, Bogor’s mayor announced that city authorities had granted the GKI new land to build their church. Last Sunday, Mr Bima boasted that he had put an end to a conflict with the local Protestant Church, which had festered for more than 10 years pitting local Christians against Muslims.

For Sigalingging, the matter will be settled only when court orders recognising that the Yasmin church had proper building permits are fully implemented. Instead, the City of Bogor wants to give the GKI some 1,668 square metres of land in another part of the city to build its place of worship.

However, building a church in Indonesia is very complicated and can take between five to 10 years before all the permits are granted. The procedure requires a building permit (Izin Mendirikan Bangunan or IMB in Indonesian), released by local authorities, plus the agreement of a certain number of residents living near the site of the would-be church as well as the support of the local interfaith dialogue group.

In past years, Bogor authorities have often responded to the demands of Islamist groups against the country's religious minorities. In 2008, they issued an injunction against the Yasmin Church, following protests by radical groups opposed the enlargement of the Christian place of worship.

Eventually, the Provincial Administrative Court in Bandung ruled in favour of the Church. The Supreme Court did the same in 2010, ordering the City to rescind the injunction.

Despite such orders, Bima's predecessor, Diani Budiarto, revoked the Yasmin church building permit in 2011. Since then, the church compound has remained off-limits by city order.

During a virtual press conference, Muhammad Isnur of the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation said that Mayor Bima’s offer is an example of a poor leadership by local authorities.

“This is an abuse of power,” Isnur explained. “The mayor has shown no respect for the Supreme Court and other state agencies. Granting new land is not the best solution to end this example of intolerance in Bogor.”

[*] Gereja Kristen Indonesia.

2021-06-16 14:46:23Z

Selasa, 15 Juni 2021

Bogor takes additional precautions to handle Jakarta's COVID-19 spike - ANTARA English

Bogor takes additional precautions to handle Jakarta's COVID-19 spike - ANTARA English

Bogor, W Java (ANTARA) - The Bogor government highlighted additional precautions being taken after Jakarta recorded a COVID-19 case surge following Eid al-Fitr by intensifying the implementation of so-called 3T -- tracing, testing, and treatment -- until the community level.

The bed occupancy rate at the city's COVID-19 referral hospitals has considerably risen, from less than 20 percent prior to the recent Eid al-Fitr holiday season to 65 percent this week, Bogor Mayor Bima Arya stated here on Tuesday.

Arya, concurrently head of the city's COVID-19 task force, emphasized that if the condition deteriorated, all related authorities were ordered to step up the application of 3T measures.

The COVID-19 task force personnel are carefully observing the city's current COVID-19 situation and are constantly coordinating with their counterparts from related government agencies, he remarked.

As of June 12, 2021, Bogor had 737 beds for COVID-19 patients at 21 referral hospitals, and 100 other beds at the COVID-19 isolation center in Ciawi neighborhood.

Bogor is administratively part of West Java Province, but it is one of Jakarta's satellite cities. Owing to their geographical proximity, several Bogor residents commute to and from Jakarta for work.

Over the course of these past few days, the Jakarta provincial government had recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 cases.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan had earlier attributed the recent spike in coronavirus infections in the capital city to the Eid al-Fitr holidays.

He noted that the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 17,400 on June 11, 2021, from 11,500 on June 6, 2021, thereby indicating a 50-percent increase in infections.

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The COVID-19 positivity rate also rose to 17 percent on Sunday, from nine percent a week earlier.

The number of specimens tested at laboratories also rose eight folds, as against the WHO-prescribed four-fold increase, he noted.

As a precautionary measure against deteriorating conditions, the Jakarta provincial government has prepared 2,500 beds at the Nagrak low-cost apartments in Cilincing neighborhood of North Jakarta for COVID-19 patients.

The Nagrak apartments will only be used if the Wisma Atlet Kemayoran emergency hospital continues to receive new COVID-19 patients, Baswedan stated early this week.

Currently, the Jakarta provincial administration is prioritizing the Wisma Atlet emergency hospital for receiving COVID-19 patients, but Baswedan has urged Jakartans to not undermine the recent increase in COVID-19 cases.
Related news: Micro-scale activity restrictions extended in Jakarta

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2021-06-15 10:51:18Z