Highlights in the media today: Data discrepancies still persist after five months, Govt to increase domestic production of test kits, NGOs urge government to expand wage subsidies.
Highlights in the media today: Indonesia prepares to secure COVID-19 vaccines, Majority of workers concerned about lax implementation of health protocols in offices, Manufacturing industry yet to fully recover.
Highlights in the media today: Cases from office clusters sharply increase within a month, Majority actually in favor of school reopening, survey shows, Businesses hold negative sentiment regarding the national economy
Highlights in the media today: President plans to release presidential instruction on protocol violations, Social relief could become tool to control people’s mobility, Indonesia records Rp257.8t budget deficit in Q1 of 2020.
Highlights in the media today: Experts urge govt to improve containment policy, Jakarta to extend transitional large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), Indonesia’s tourist sector loses Rp85 trillion in revenue.
Highlights in the media today: Positivity rate reaches 10%, Aceh, Papua record increase in local transmission, BKPM to facilitate 300t investment amid pandemic.
Highlights in the media today: Health Ministry caps price of rapid test kits, Pantura becomes high-risk COVID-19 transmission point, non-tariff barriers may limit food accessibility and affordability.
Highlights in the media today: East Java becomes new pandemic epicenter, President warns regional leaders not to hastily reopen areas with high infection rates, Government’s housing subsidies hamper market growth
Highlights in the media today: Spike in daily new cases ‘not negative’, official says, schools in ‘green zones’ to reopen with precautions, Sri Mulyani: Indonesia may fall into recession.
As Indonesia transitions into the “new normal”, the country continues to report high numbers of new COVID-19 cases, with three new daily records reported since the beginning of June, as well as the highest death toll of 64 fatalities on Monday (June 15).
COVID-19 Task Force Expert Staff Chief Wiko Adisasmito, however, said that the spikes indicated an increase in the country’s polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid molecular testing and improved tracing capacities.