Indonesia reported the first possible community transmission of the novel coronavirus disease in the country on Tuesday: a citizen with no link to certain confirmed cases or travel history.
Indonesia is preparing measures similar to those made during the 2008 GFC, including buying back government bonds and halting income tax, to soften the economic impacts of COVID-19.
The news dubbed it #toiletpaperpanic; the empty supermarket shelves explained in careful columns about the totally rational irrational impulse buying in the face of Covid-19…
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The widespread Coronavirus issue in Indonesia has made some people look for hand sanitizers as one of the preventive ways to anticipate the outbreak. The item is hard to find.
It goes without saying that Indonesia is not immune to the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 100,000 people in more than 60 countries around the world.
A very flustered health secretary Matt Hancock urged restraint and attempted to calm fears of shortages on BBC’s Question Time after being asked about a lack of paracetamol, dry pasta and toilet paper.
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati warns that the economic impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak will be far more complicated than that of the 2008 financial crisis.
“Many customers have decided to cancel their trips to Bali. Most of them say that they decided to stay at home, because of worries about the virus,” said Suarsa, who is a father of three.
The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office estimates that the COVID-19 epidemic could deduct as much as half a percentage point from the economic growth of regional economies.
The confirmation on Monday that Indonesia had two cases of the coronavirus ended weeks of insistence by officials that the country had no infections within its borders.
Australia ordered its first school closure on Friday (March 6) after a 16-year-old student tested positive for the coronavirus, as authorities struggle to contain the outbreak in the country.
The government’s recent handling of COVID-19 has sparked nostalgia online for the late National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.
Indonesia’s first two confirmed COVID-19 patients claim that media coverage and discussion on social media have left them “mentally drained”.