COVID-19 Briefing – June 17, 2020

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.

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