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  1. dafluff

    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    It sounds like even if you have Covid, you have mild symptoms. I obviously can't tell others what to do, but for my self, if I were to have mild symptoms, I would just ride it out at home, in complete isolation. Not going to bother with testing. There is very little that a hospital can do for...
  2. dafluff

    "Illegal" IMEI: phone cannot be used

    After some delay this is now apparently in place. All phones already in Indonesia should be fine. If you want to check whether a phone's IMEI is registered, you can do so https://imei.kemenperin.go.id/ Also useful if you want to buy a second hand phone of questionable origins. If you bring in...
  3. dafluff

    Pandemic - Emergency Stay Permit Expiration

    If you were on an Emergency stay permit, you have until Sept 20th to process either a new visa or an extension. Some visas that are normally not extendable are now given extensions indefinitely until further notice. If you do get a new visa, you do not need to leave Indonesia to obtain it...
  4. dafluff

    Search function not working?

    A search needs to be longer than 3 letters, so things like WNI and BCA don't return results.
  5. dafluff

    KITAP Extension (1st one)

    That's the first time I have heard of this...
  6. dafluff

    Cool YouTube Videos About Indonesia and Around

    Dude....what happened to your motorcycle? Oh...it got run over by a tank...
  7. dafluff

    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    Jakarta Gov. Anies Baswedan to pull emergency brake, returns to full PSBB. Says starting Sept 14th non-essential workers to work from home, no dine-in, no entertainment/tourist venues. No gathering, etc, etc. Says Jakarta's isolation wards will be full by Sept 17th at the current rate of case...
  8. dafluff

    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    Definitely. As mentioned above, if you do not get enough sun light, definitely consider supplementing Vit D. There are many well documented health/immunity benefits in addition to the more recent Covid research. Most recommendation I have seen is around 2,000 IU per day, although many advocate...
  9. dafluff

    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    Not so good news on the vaccination development front: In a statement, AstraZeneca said it "voluntarily paused" the trial to allow a review of the "single event" by an independent committee. "This is a routine action which has to happen whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness in...
  10. dafluff

    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    A study supporting Vitamin D as treatment for Covid. Patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups at a ratio of 2:1. The larger group received 0.532mg calcifediol (a potent form of Vit D, and 0.532mg is a very large dose), then continued with a 0.266mg dose on day 3 and 7. Otherwise the patients...
  11. dafluff

    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    55-60ish
  12. dafluff

    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    So I had the first Covid death of someone I actually know. A former longtime employee (that is, he used to work for me for a long time ago, but hasn't for the past few years) of mine died of Covid about a week ago, I just learned about it. He was taken to hospital, and that was the last time his...
  13. dafluff

    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    That seems incredibly efficient for Indonesia...
  14. dafluff

    Pandemic - Emergency Stay Permit Expiration

    Expiring/expired KITAS/P are given automatic emergency stay permits until Sept 20th. DitjenIm has advised that application for extension should be submitted by Sept 14th at the latest, so if yours is in then nothing to worry about.
  15. dafluff

    Marriage and Kitas Application during Covid

    Some bad news for you: they are only processing visas for foreigners stuck in Indonesia, and for those with special exemptions (airline crew, national strategic project workers, etc).
  16. dafluff

    VITAS Online Application. Advice Needed

    According to DitJen Imigrasi, visa application is only processed for foreigners residing in Indonesia, and for those with certain exemptions.
  17. dafluff

    Jakarta Post to lay off employees, may go under.

    Indonesia's premier English language newspaper is facing tough times and is considering laying-off 50-60 employees, out of 215, according to this news article. However, some reporters on Twitter think the cut may be even deeper and that if JP can't break even it may be shuttered...

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