Covid-19 is continuing to spread in the northern coastal (Pantura) area of Java, due to the high volume of people moving from one region to another.
Support from families, relatives and neighbors is fortifying social capital amid the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic. People that have recovered from Covid-19 attest to the social capital’s benefits.
The Eucalyptus-based products developed by the Agriculture Ministry are defined as jamu (herbal medicine) in their circulation permit, not as Covid-19 medicine.
The use of antibody-based tests (rapid test), the accuracy of which is low, has become a source of new problems and it needs to be reviewed and stopped.
Jakarta has decided to extend its large-scale restrictions (PSBB) to ensure the public’s safety from Covid-19 transmission.
Research and innovation products relevant to Covid-19 management and mitigation should be sustained. This requires synergy between researchers, government and industries.
A new circular from the Religious Affairs Minister stipulates that during Idul Adha prayer this year, congregants must keep a distance of at least 1 meter between one another. Physical contact must be minimized.
Is there a second wave of Covid-19 transmission in these countries? New Zealand and China are not calling it so. There is no agreement on the so-called "second wave".
Indonesians have the capacity to produce products that can benefit the community and the world. However, there is a potential challenge, especially in the commercialization of the innovative products.