People rush for red ginger supplements as COVID-19 fears grow

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first_img “We have been developing herbal-based products and mostly use red ginger extract as the main ingredient. And it is such a coincidence that red ginger is in high demand at the moment,” Vidjongtius told a press briefing on Wednesday.Red ginger is a plant that can be easily found in Indonesia. People believe it can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus as it can strengthen the body’s immune system. People also use it as a remedy for a cough or headache. Kalbe Farma already sold a liquid herbal product made from red ginger long before the coronavirus outbreak.Vidjongtius said that at the moment Kalbe Farma had between 400 and 500 tons of red ginger in its warehouses, enough to meet the surge in demand. The red ginger was obtained from about 9,000 farmers across Indonesia who had joined the farmer communities established by Kalbe, he said. The stocks, he said, were enough not only for Kalbe Farma, but also for other producers. Vidjongtius said Kalbe Farma‘s stocks for most of its pharmaceutical products were large enough to meet the demand for the next several months. Demand for red ginger supplements has increased sharply lately, amid growing fears about the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, as people believe the plant can boost the immune system, a senior executive of a pharmaceutical company has said.Publicly listed Kalbe Farma has increased production of the herbal supplement made from red ginger extract by about 50 percent to meet the increase in demand for such supplements, the company’s president director Vidjongtius said.Read also: Panic hoarding of herbs, medicinal plants amid virus scare takes toll on ‘jamu’ vendors Topics :center_img “We have enough stocks for pharmaceutical products to last 10 to 11 months. The stocks comprise raw materials, half-made products and even stock in outlets,”  he said.Vidjongtius admitted that he initially worried that the COVID-19 outbreak would disrupt the supply of raw materials, as China is the main source of Kalbe Farma’s raw materials. In early February, producers of raw materials in China temporarily closed their production, but he said the disruption did not affect his company because of the large raw material stocks in its warehouses.”We are now less worried, since according to the latest update they [suppliers in China] have started to resume their production, although not at full capacity. They also started to resume the [raw material] shipments, so we are less worried now,” he said.However, although the shipment of raw materials from China would soon return to normal, Kalbe Farma is seeking other sources of raw materials to reduce its dependence on China such as India, Europe and the US.Indonesia’s pharmaceutical industry still greatly relies on imported raw materials. According to the national pharmaceutical industry‘s estimate, about 95 percent of its raw materials are imported, with a total value of US$2.5 billion a year. About 60 percent of the imported raw materials are shipped from China.last_img read more


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first_imgThe new building will comprise one and two-bedroom apartments with prices starting at $376,000, including a car park.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoThe airconditioned apartments will have open-plan living areas with floor-to-ceiling glass. Kitchens will feature stone benchtops and European stainless steel appliances.Kitchens will feature stone benchtops and stainless steel appliances.Property Solutions has completed 150 projects throughout its 20-year history, including the Centro on James Street project, the $350 million SW1 development in South Brisbane and The Barracks, a $150 million mixed-use and entertainment precinct in Paddington.Circa Nundah Village is recognised for its contribution to Nundah’s gentrification with an Urban Development Institute of Australia (Qld) Award for Excellence in Urban Renewal in 2015.This story was originally published on Quest Community News The final stage of a north Brisbane apartment development has been fast-tracked amid rising demand.Developer Property Solutions has launched the final stage of its $270 million Circa Nundah Village project.A nine-level, 120-apartment, Three Nundah Village building is being fast-tracked due to strong sales in the previous releases.Property Solutions has launched the final stage of its $270 million Circa Nundah Village, known as Three Nundah Village.Property Solutions managing director Kevin Miller says buyers are increasingly drawn to the precinct.“We’ve secured high-quality retailers and dining operators which has significantly uplifted the area and made it a destination rather than a thoroughfare,” he says.“This particular area of Nundah has been gentrified over the past few years and that has had a very positive effect on sales.”Buyer demographics have also shifted from investors in the early stages of the project to owner-occupiers now looking for lifestyle options.Inner-city luxury: Australia’s most popular apartment developmentsOpen-plan living areas and full-length glass may attract owner-occupiers.The Nundah Village precinct comprises several residential buildings, a Woolworths supermarket, 11,000sqm of office space and retail, dining and lifestyle amenities.last_img read more


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first_imgLucas Moura, Spurs hatrick hero.London, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham proved they can cope without Harry Kane and retook third place in the Premier League as Lucas Moura’s hat-trick inspired a 4-0 demolition of Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday.Despite the absence of injured stars Kane and Dele Alli, Mauricio Pochettino’s much-changed side made it three victories from their first three games at the impressive Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Pochettino’s understudies filled in nicely as Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama rolled in the opener before Brazilian forward Lucas took centre-stage with an eye-catching treble.Tottenham have settled well in their new £1 billion north London home and already relegated Huddersfield provided the ideal warm-up for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Manchester City.Bidding to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top-four finish, Tottenham are one point clear of fourth-placed Chelsea, who face leaders Liverpool on Sunday.Bottom of the table Huddersfield have lost 19 of their last 21 league matches as their two-season stay in the top-flight grinds to a dispiriting conclusion.It was a reassuring afternoon for Tottenham, whose 1-0 quarter-final first leg win against City on Tuesday came at a heavy cost.Kane is likely to miss the rest of the season after suffering yet another ankle ligament injury, this time in a tackle on City’s Fabian Delph, while Alli sustained a fractured hand that left him unable to face Huddersfield.Adding to Pochettino’s problems, England midfielder Harry Winks was ruled out of Saturday’s game with a groin injury.But for all the panic about Kane’s injury potentially ruining Tottenham’s hopes of a successful end to the season, they have won all five of their league games without the England striker this season.Much sterner tests than Huddersfield lie ahead, including successive Champions League and Premier League matches at City next week, so Pochettino made seven changes, leaving Son Heung-min, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier on the bench.It was a gamble to rest South Korea forward Son, who had scored two of Tottenham’s three goals at the new stadium, including the winner against City.All eyes were on Fernando Llorente and Lucas to see if they could fill the gap left by Kane and Son up front. – Strength in depth –Huddersfield were so limited in all areas, that Tottenham’s make-shift line-up were able to play their way into rhythm.Showing their strength in depth, Tottenham deservedly took the lead thanks to two of their understudies in the 24th minute.Ben Davies passed towards Llorente and the Spaniard used his strength to hold off Jon Gorenc Stankovic, allowing the ball to run to Wanyama,Bursting into the space behind the Huddersfield defence, Wanyama cleverly rounded goalkeeper Ben Hamer before slotting into the empty net for his first goal since February 2018.Three minutes later, Tottenham struck again. Moussa Sissoko dinked a pass into Lucas’s path and the Brazilian took a touch before drilling a fierce shot across Hamer into the far corner.Stankovic should have done better than poke wide from Juninho Bacuna’s corner as the defender wasted a golden opportunity to give Huddersfield hope.The often maligned Llorente has quietly had a hand in 15 goals in 18 starts for Tottenham, scoring 11 and setting up four.He almost got another with a volley that cannoned back off the crossbar.Lucas, a candidate to start against City, stole the show in the second half, controlling Eriksen’s pass to smash home the third goal in the 87th minute.Lucas wasn’t content with that as he ran through to drive another fine finish past Hamer for the first hat-trick at Tottenham’s new stadium.The former Paris Saint Germain star was cheered off as he celebrated his man of the match performance with a kickabout with his 1-year-old son on the pitch after the final whistle.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more