Reportase.one, Jakarta – Today’s Top 3 Techno News starting with the topic of the Ministry of Health welcomes the decision of the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) to revoke the status of the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) for Covid-19 on Friday, 5 May 2023..
The next popular news about the observation of the penumbral lunar eclipse at the Taman Ismail Marzuki complex which was carried out by the Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory, 5 May 2023, was somewhat disturbed by light rain and overcast weather. However, the organizers remain optimistic that the weather will improve.
In addition, the Computer-Based Writing Examination (UTBK) through the 2023 Test-Based National Selection (SNBT) will be held simultaneously starting Monday, 8 May 2023. For 53,293 participants who will take the exam, the University of Indonesia (UI) has prepared 31 test locations and 1,927 computer units with 263 spare units to anticipate obstacles during implementation.
1. The Ministry of Health Prepares a Transition to End the Covid-19 Emergency
The Ministry of Health welcomes the decision of the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) to revoke the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) status for Covid-19 on Friday, 5 May 2023.
“We would like to thank all the medical and health workers who have fought together so that the transmission of Covid-19 in Indonesia can be controlled, and now we are together towards ending the emergency,” said Ministry of Health spokesperson dr. Mohammad Syahril, in his statement, Saturday, May 6 2023.
Indonesia itself had previously prepared for the transition from pandemic to endemic by consulting with WHO. WHO said that Indonesia’s preparations were considered good in facing the transition from a pandemic to an endemic.
“We have consulted with the WHO Director General and the WHO team both in Geneva and Jakarta for Indonesia to prepare for the pandemic transition some time ago before the revocation of the PHIEC status was announced by WHO,” he added.
2. Observation of the Lunar Eclipse at the Jakarta Planetarium is facilitated for overnight stays
Observations of the penumbral lunar eclipse at the Taman Ismail Marzuki complex conducted by the Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory, May 5 2023, were somewhat disturbed by light rain and overcast weather. However, the organizers remain optimistic that the weather will improve.
In accordance with the initial agenda, the series of events consisted of two sessions. First the discussion was accompanied by resource person Widya Sawitar, an HAI astronomer, and moderator Jihan Nabilah, a member of the Astronomy Student Forum at 20.00-22.00 WIB in the Big Theater Lobby.
Then, the event continued with an observation session at 22.14-23.59 WIB at Plaza Theater Jakarta.
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) for Time Signs explained that the penumbral lunar eclipse occurred on Friday at 22.12.09 WIB. The peak of the eclipse when it has changed days, May 6 2023, at 00.22.52 WIB and ends at 02.33.36.
3. UI Prepares 31 Test Locations for 53,293 UTBK SNBT 2023 Participants
The Computer-Based Writing Examination (UTBK) for the 2023 Test-Based National Selection (SNBT) route will be held simultaneously starting Monday, May 8 2023. For 53,293 participants who will take the exam, the University of Indonesia (UI) has prepared 31 test locations and 1,927 computers with 263 spare units to anticipate obstacles during implementation.
UTBK at UI will be held on two campuses, namely the UI Depok Campus and the UI Salemba Campus. For the Depok Campus, UTBK will be held in 22 locations spread across the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Faculty of Computer Science (Fasilkom), Health Sciences Group (RIK), Faculty of Cultural Sciences (FIB), and other faculties.
While on the Salemba Campus, UTBK is held in seven location points, including the Faculty of Medicine (FK), Faculty of Dentistry (FKG), FEB, and the IASTH Building. Specifically for the UTBK implementation for disabled participants, it will be held at the Fasilkom Old Building, Depok Campus, with a total of 77 disabled participants. Check out today’s other Top 3 Techno News at Tempo.co.
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