Highlights in the media today: The World Health Organization (WHO) says death toll in Indonesia might be three times higher than the official count, the implementation of the government’s aid programs comes under criticism, stocks of essential commodities might not be as secure as the government has claimed.
Highlights in the media today: Jakarta satellite cities and regencies agree to step up their own large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) slashes its daily transaction values target, the transportation industry set to lose its annual ‘harvest season’ due to the ‘mudik’ (exodus) ban.
Highlights in the media today: The government claimed to have slowed down the spread of COVID-19 in Jakarta, Papua struggles to fight COVID-19 with its limited facilities, economists warn about risks of recession.
Highlights in the media today: The government lacks inter-sectoral coordination, checkpoints to control land travel following ‘mudik’ ban activated, the Finance Ministry to include COVID-19 financial package in 2021 draft budget
Highlights in the media today: Hospitals continue to scramble for personal protective equipment (PPE), Indonesia to ban air, land, and water travel following the ‘mudik’ ban, businesses to pay their employees’ holiday bonus (THR) through Industry Ministry’s soft loan scheme
The internet is full of all sorts of information but the established new outlets still add credibility to a development. Beginning today we run a daily brief on the day’s COVID-19 coverage to give you an idea of how the news is being reported by these outlets.
Highlight in the media today: Government lacks data transparency, Jakarta to extend large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) until May 22, Indonesian consumers remain positive amid the pandemic
The government continues to be accused of being non-transparent, as suspicion grows on the real death toll. The government’s daily official count only reports the deaths of people who had tested positive for the virus, while several regions have reported a high number of deaths of people under observation and patients under treatment.