Highlight in the media today: West Java relies on innovation to fight COVID-19, hotels, tourist destinations reopen with health cautions, unemployment rate may continue to worsen next year.
Highlights in the media today: CFD in Jakarta resumes with caution, DPR approves PKPU’s health protocols, oil palm smallholders hit by falling prices due to pandemic
Highlights in the media today: Health Ministry issues decree on health protocols, ADB projects Indonesia’s GDP to shrink 1% in 2020, Indonesia’s debt to swell as country recovers
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: COVID-19 drug requires further examination, crowd build-up in commuter line ‘inevitable’, official says, household spending key to prevent recession.
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.
Highlights in the media today: Bio Farma works on COVID-19 vaccine, West Java extends large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), Indonesia’s export-import plummets in May.
Highlights in the media today: Indonesia yet to meet WHO’s six requirements to transition into ‘new normal’, Jakarta to allow more places to reopen, low compliance of health protocols might push back economic recovery.
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