Around 300 participants heard about Covid-19 experiences from five past students studying abroad in Australia, Georgia, Thailand, Belgium and Hungary.
“If in the second and third quarter, we still cannot cope with the pandemic, this will have a longer impact wherein we will enter the worst-case scenario,” said Sri Mulyani.
For communities living in dense areas with limited access to clean water, it’s impossible to apply middle-class preventive measures.
The decision was made after rapid tests indicated it was probable that hundreds of its residents were infected by the coronavirus. All the villagers are required to stay at home but will be provided meals three times a day.
Early reports have indicated that as the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies in Indonesia, domestic violence is emerging as a parallel public health crisis.
“With the cessation of [micro, small and medium enterprises] for 14 days, there is a high possibility that entrepreneurs will have a hard time rebuilding their businesses.”
Authorities are deployed to inspect vehicles passing through the area. Private vehicles leaving Jakarta are asked to return to the capital, while freight vehicles are allowed to pass.
“Let me explain one more time that the problem with PPE and ventilators is not because we cannot afford it. It’s not because [there is no] money. The bottleneck is in the supply side.”
As Australia declares some success in flattening the curve, and the impact of recent restrictions on movement and other measures remains to be seen in Indonesia, our expert panel examined and compared the public health response in each country, considering the best way forward.
It aims to understand who is most affected by mental health issues resulting from self-isolation and physical distancing, and what behaviour can help bolster resilience.
Reuters review of data from 16 of Indonesia’s 34 provinces suggests COVID-19 deaths far higher than official toll.
Data from 16 provinces shows 2,212 patients with Covid-19 symptoms died, but were not tested and recorded as victims. Meanwhile nearly 20,000 other suspected cases have not been tested because of laboratory delays
The government has banned this year’s mudik to curb the transmission of the disease, but that was not the only good news this week. The Jakarta Post has compiled some additional positive stories.
The Indonesian government’s COVID-19 prevention apps offer no novel features, yet expose users to privacy risks.
Elevators are an artifact of the past; everyone now has to take the stairs, keeping their distance from others all the way.