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Tom Allard

Southeast Asia poverty to surge in 'socio-economic crisis': U.N.

31 Jul 2020

JAKARTA Southeast Asia is on the brink of a "socio-economic crisis" caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that could reverse decades of poverty reduction, the United Nations has warned.

Exclusive: Indonesia, major advocate of hydroxychloroquine, told by WHO to stop using it

26 May 2020

The World Health Organization has urged Indonesia, one of the world's biggest advocates of two malaria drugs to treat the coronavirus, to suspend such treatment over safety concerns, a source familiar with the advice told Reuters on Tuesday.

Huge fentanyl haul seized in Asia's biggest-ever drugs bust

20 May 2020

(Corrects to show Zaw Lin could not confirm which country the methylfentanyl came from, not declined to identify it, paragraph 25.) | Video

Asia-Pacific drug trade thrives amid the COVID-19 pandemic

15 May 2020

BANGKOK Illicit drug markets in the Asia-Pacific continue to expand and diversify and appear to be largely unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak, the United Nations said on Friday.

Asia-Pacific drug trade thrives amid the COVID-19 pandemic

15 May 2020

BANGKOK, May 15 Illicit drug markets in the Asia-Pacific continue to expand and diversify and appear to be largely unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak, the United Nations said on Friday.

Burial numbers in Jakarta indicate coronavirus toll is higher than officially reported

01 May 2020

JAKARTA Burials in Jakarta remained close to record highs in April, official data showed on Friday, indicating there may have been many more deaths from COVID-19 in the city than have been officially recorded.

Indonesia's most populous province hopes to let some factories reopen soon

29 Apr 2020

JAKARTA West Java, Indonesia's most populous province, hopes to ease coronavirus social distancing restrictions in some areas in as little as two weeks and allow some factories to reopen, its governor told Reuters.

Exclusive: More than 2,200 Indonesians have died with coronavirus symptoms, data shows

28 Apr 2020

More than 2,200 Indonesians have died with acute symptoms of COVID-19 but were not recorded as victims of the disease, a Reuters review of data from 16 of the country's 34 provinces showed.  

Indonesia study warns Ramadan exodus would fuel coronavirus

13 Apr 2020

JAKARTA Indonesian researchers have warned the government that plans to allow millions of people to leave for their home villages at the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan next month could send coronavirus infections soaring.

Indonesia president says to rapidly expand coronavirus testing

13 Apr 2020

JAKARTA President Joko Widodo said Indonesia will be able to conduct more than 10,000 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests a day for the new coronavirus after criticism of its testing rates.

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