KOMPAS.com - The mass vaccination program in Jakarta was well-received as 10,000 people showed up to get the Covid-19 vaccine at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex on Saturday, June 26.
In eastern Indonesia, a video showing a body of a Covid-19 patient wrapping in a tarpaulin in Indonesia's Ende regency in East Nusa Tenggara went viral on social media.
Below are excerpts from the news in Indonesia, curated by Kompas.com editors:
10,000 People Get Vaccinated in Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex
The mass vaccination program in Jakarta was well-received as 10,000 people showed up to get the Covid-19 vaccine at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex on Saturday, June 26.
The Jakarta Health Agency said that nearly 10,000 residents participated in the Covid-19 jab drive.
"It is estimated that from 9,800 to 10,000 people get vaccinated today," said the Jakarta Health Agency's head of disease control and prevention division, Dwi Oktavia, Saturday, June 26.
Dwi said that the vaccination program was co-organized by the Jakarta Administration, the Indonesian military, and the police.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who was accompanied by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, visited the vaccination center there to get a closer look at how the program was held.
According to the Antara news agency, hundreds of residents were lining up to get the Covid-19 vaccine starting from 8.30 am.
Jakarta has set a target to inoculate a total of 8,800,000 residents.
A Body of Covid-19 Patient Wrapped in Tarp in Eastern Indonesia, Video Goes Viral
A video showing a body of a Covid-19 patient wrapping in a tarpaulin in Indonesia's Ende regency in East Nusa Tenggara went viral on social media.
The video showed two people wearing hazmat suits and a woman without a hazmat suit carrying the body of the dead patient to a burial site.
The provincial government of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) urged officials at the Ende administration to immediately equip all public health centers with adequate facilities and infrastructure.
"Currently, the government's focus is [to improve] the health and the economic sector, so the facilities at every health center must be adequate," said a spokesman for the NTT Provincial Government Marius Ardu Jelamu after the video went viral on Saturday, June 26.
These aspects should be prioritized in the local administration budget by giving priority to handling the Covid-19 and empowering the community's economy, Marius added.
"Therefore, the Ende Regent and the Regional House of Representatives [DRPD] must give full attention to these two sectors," Marius asserted.
He went on to say that hospitals, health centers, and other health facilities must be a major concern, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
"The regent must take swift, emergency, responsive steps related to the absence of personal protective equipment (PPE) in health centers, hospitals, and other health facilities so that cases like that in Ende will not happen again."
The incident occurred in Kanganara village of Detukeli district in Ende regency. The deceased identified by initial LL, a 63-years-old, died of Covid-19 on Thursday, June 24.
Indonesia to Speed Up Borobudur Highland Tourism Area Construction
Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will speed up the development of the 309-hectare Borobudur Highland tourism area in the Menoreh hills, Central Java.
The acceleration of the construction includes various plans. One of them is to facilitate access to the tourism area by building roads, which will be carried out by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing.
"The target is to complete it by the end of 2021. We hope this can stimulate the economy and the spirit to recover from the pandemic and economic challenges," said Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno on Wednesday, June 23.
In addition to easy access, the Borobudur Highland will have a variety of tourist attractions, including an amphitheater, mountain biking, spa, and forest tracks.
The Borobudur Authority Agency (BOB) is also collaborating with the Bobobox capsule hotel to provide high-tech lodging in the area. The resort investment value is projected at 1.5 trillion Indonesian rupiahs ($104 million) and the value of basic infrastructure reaches 350 trillion Indonesian rupiahs ($24 billion).
Director Indah Juanita said that the Borobudur Highland could absorb around 1,800 employees. Borobudur Highland is located on the border between the Kulon Progo regency in Yogyakarta and the Magelang regency in Central Java. Coming with the theme of cultural adventure eco-tourism, Borobudur Highland is the right place to relax and enjoy the fresh air.
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