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Updates on Covid-19 Vaccine roll-out

COVID-19 vaccine roll-out faces a key logistical challenge in its cold chain distribution to reach remote provinces in Indonesia. The initial vaccinations are reserved for 1.3 million health workers spread across 34 provinces. Health Minister, Budi Gunadi, urges both private

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Covid-19 News

Small, but much-needed step, to care for COVID-19 patients

Health Minister Budi Gunadi announced that Indonesia faces a shortage of 448 specialist doctors, nurses and wards to treat COVID-19 patients. As a response, the ministry plans to train general practitioners to perform COVID-19 specific services, mainly pulmonary treatment, anaesthesia

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Covid-19 News

Covid-19 vaccine distribution readiness at 97%

The distribution of Covid-19 vaccines requires cold chain facilities, which consists of ultra-cold freezers to store the vaccines as well as mobile thermoses to deliver them. Generally, vaccines must be stored at certain temperatures (e.g. -2 to -8°C for freeze

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Covid-19 News

More tests, more Covid-19 cases

As of 25 November, Indonesia recorded its highest daily COVID-19 cases at 5,534 cases. Almost half of these cases came from Jakarta and Central Java. This is in line with the increasing number of tests conducted, with 43,720 people tested

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Industry News

New regulations around fintech lending

The Financial Services Authority (OJK) has prepared new regulations to increase fintech lending outside Java to 25%. As of September, this figure is only 14.2%. This new regulation will be implemented over three years, with a 15% requirement in the

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Fintech News

Fintech has an important role in enabling financial inclusion and efficiency

Wakil Presiden Ma’ruf Amin mendorong agar perusahaan teknologi finansial (fintech) dilibatkan dalam penyaluran bantuan sosial (bansos). Startup sektor ini dinilai punya kemampuan untuk verifikasi berbasis biometrik seperti sidik jari dan retina mata. “Keterlibatan fintech penting untuk menyukseskan penyaluran bantuan pemerintah

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