Indonesia is approaching the year-end holiday season with the Christmas and New Year holidays in sight. But people have been urged to at least stay in their city of residence as the country has yet to see an end to the COVID-19 outbreak.
While churches are being decorated with Christmas trees, it is likely that the congregations will not attend services as the government has limited public celebrations during the holiday season. Nevertheless, people are buying Christmas gifts online taking advantage of online discounts, making December another busy month for e-commerce employees and couriers.
This week, the country also saw law enforcers name a firebrand cleric a suspect for violating health protocols, putting around 10,000 people at risk of getting infected by the coronavirus disease. Graft busters were also working hard to uncover an alleged bribery case pertaining to the procurement of COVID-19 social aid packages at the Social Affairs Ministry that shocked the archipelago. (kuk)