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Jakarta declares emergency, doubts persist over distancing rule

  • Ardila Syakriah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 23 2020   /  12:20 am
Tempered traffic: Significantly fewer vehicles than usual traverse Jl. Sudirman in Jakarta on Sunday as government institutions and private companies allow employees to work remotely to curb the spread of COVID-19. Bank Indonesia has cut its forecast for Indonesia’s economic growth this year from 4.6 to 4.2 percent to account for the effects of the pandemic.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Tempered traffic: Significantly fewer vehicles than usual traverse Jl. Sudirman in Jakarta on Sunday as government institutions and private companies allow employees to work remotely to curb the spread of COVID-19. Bank Indonesia has cut its forecast for Indonesia’s economic growth this year from 4.6 to 4.2 percent to account for the effects of the pandemic.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has declared a two-week state of emergency in the capital and has urged offices to suspend operations as COVID-19 containment efforts, but questions persist over whether companies would comply with the directive given the lack of enforcement.Anies urged Friday that all corporations close down their offices and operational facilities and arrange for their employees to work from home for the next two weeks. Those unable to do so were instructed to reduce their employee numbers to ...