COVID-19 Briefing – April 23, 2020


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.

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