Highlights in the media today: Indonesia records highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Southeast Asia, Jakarta governor admits difficulties in containing virus in wet markets, Administrative issues hamper COVID-19 fund disbursement.
Highlights in the media today: Developed countries working to develop COVID-19 vaccines, Jokowi calls on East Java to control virus within two weeks, IMF projects Indonesia’s economic growth to contract by 0.3%.
Highlights in the media today: Experts warn people against rushing to buy dexamethasone, Bekasi city administration opts for community-based reporting instead of checkpoints, BI to slash benchmark interest rate to 4.25%.
Highlights in the media today: Experts disagree with president’s warning of a second wave, wet markets to apply odd-even policy, businesses not ready to reabsorb labor in ‘new normal’ period
Highlights in the media today: Schools in green zones to reopen, government fails to meet cash disbursement target, food industry strong enough to withstand global economic shock.
DAILY BRIEFING ON COVID-19
May 15, 2020
Highlights in the media today: government to conduct PCR ‘pool tests’, no open houses and takbir parades in this year’s Eid al-Fitr, e-commerce and FMCG most optimistic about post-pandemic recovery.
Highlights in the media today: Health workers continue to fall victim to COVID-19 virus, government to postpone regional elections (Pilkada), Jakartans struggle to pay rent