Indonesia Highlights: Indonesia Confirms New Covid-19 Variant Detected in Central Java | Public Satisfaction Rate toward Jokowi’s Performance Drops to 75.6 Percent: Survey | In Memoriam: Founder of In

June 14, 2021, 11.47 AM

KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has confirmed that the B.1.617 Covid-19 variant – which was first detected in India – was found in Kudus city, Central Java, where sharp spikes were recorded.

Public satisfaction rate toward President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s performance has dropped to 75.6 percent, a survey released on Sunday, June 13.
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Indonesia Confirms New Covid-19 Variant Detected in Central Java

Indonesia’s Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has confirmed that the B.1.617 Covid-19 variant – which was first detected in India – was found in Kudus city, Central Java, where sharp spikes were recorded.

“We have done a research and the results confirmed two days ago that the new Covid-19 variant from India was found in Kudus area,” Budi told a seminar attended by members of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) in Central Java, Sunday, June 13.

He said that the B.1.617 Covid-19 was detected in Indonesia following the large number of migrant workers returning to the country through seaports.

Unlike airports which apply strict rules, supervision at seaports tends to be more difficult due to the large number of ships carrying goods, including the goods from India. “The new Covid-19 variant was brought from there [India],” Budi said.

Besides, he added, the new variant also transmits faster and it is also affected by the euphoria of the people after receiving the Covid-19 jabs.

In Kudus city, this condition is exacerbated by the large number of health workers who have contracted the Covid-19. The number reached more than 400 people. Now, the spike in Covid-19 cases is not only happening in Kudus, but also in the surrounding cities in Central Java and even various places outside Central Java.

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/06/13/19252421/penjelasan-menkes-soal-masuknya-varian-corona-asal-india-ke-kudus.

Public Satisfaction Rate toward Jokowi’s Performance Drops to 75.6 Percent: Survey

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo speaks during a press conference after visiting a vaccination center in Tanah Tinggi low-cost apartment in Central Jakarta on Monday, June 14, 2021. Dok. Sekretariat Presiden Indonesia's President Joko Widodo speaks during a press conference after visiting a vaccination center in Tanah Tinggi low-cost apartment in Central Jakarta on Monday, June 14, 2021.

Public satisfaction rate toward President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s performance has dropped to 75.6 percent, a survey released on Sunday, June 13.

The survey was conducted by Jakarta-based pollster Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) who interviewed 1,220 respondents from May 21 to 28.

Their satisfaction level has slipped by 1.4 percent from 77 percent in the previous survey held from February 28 to March 8.

“The public satisfaction rate or approval rating toward President Jokowi reached 75.6 percent of respondents who were satisfied and very satisfied,” SMRC Program Manager Saidiman Ahmad told a streamed news conference on Sunday, June 13.

Meanwhile, respondents who were dissatisfied and very dissatisfied with the president's performance reached 20.1 and 3.3 percent, respectively.

Compared to the survey which was held from February 28 to March 8, the public satisfaction rate has dropped, with 16.5 percent of respondents were very satisfied with Jokowi's performance in general. The number of respondents who are satisfied reached 60.5 percent, while dissatisfied and very dissatisfied reached 19.9 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively.

"There has been a slight decrease in satisfaction in the last 2-3 months," Saidiman said.
"The public satisfaction rate has slightly dropped in the last two to three months,” Saidiman said.

When asked about their satisfaction with the government’s performance in handling the Covid-19, 8.1 percent of respondents said they were very satisfied, 53.7 respondents were satisfied, 30.6 respondents were dissatisfied, and 4.8 were very dissatisfied.

Regarding satisfaction with the government’s performance in handling economic recovery due to the Covid-19 crisis, only five percent of respondents were very satisfied, 47 percent satisfied, 38 percent dissatisfied, and 5 percent very dissatisfied.

The majority of respondents or 76 percent of the people who were interviewed gave positive evaluations toward Jokowi’s performance, especially in fighting against Covid-19 (62 percent) and handling the economic crisis (52 percent), Saidiman said.

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/06/13/19270071/survei-kepuasan-masyarakat-terhadap-kinerja-jokowi-turun-jadi-756-persen.

In Memoriam: Founder of Indonesia’s First Feminist Journal Toeti Heraty Dies

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Professor of Philosophy at the University of Indonesia (UI) Toeti Heraty Noerhadi has passed away at 05.10 am on Sunday, June 13, in a Jakarta hospital. She was 87.

“UI is deeply saddened by the loss of Professor Dr. Toeti Heraty Noerhadi binti R. Roosseno," said the university's public relations head Amelita Lusia in a statement.

Amelita said Toeti Heraty was a professor and lecturer with high integrity. "Professor Dr. Toeti Heraty Noerhadi binti R. Roosseno will be remembered as a lecturer and educator with high integrity and dedication,” she said, adding that the professor was well-respected by all and a kind-hearted person.

According to Kompas.tv, Toeti is one of the founders of the first feminist journal in Indonesia, namely Jurnal Perempuan.

Toeti earned her degrees in Medicine and Psychology in 1955 and 1962, respectively from the University of Indonesia. She also studied abroad and graduated from Rijk Universiteit in Leiden, the Netherlands in 1974.

Source: https://go.kompas.com/read/2021/06/13/163941674/in-memoriam-founder-of-indonesias-first-feminist-journal-toeti-heraty-dies.

 

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