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Jakarta Post

Govt, firms gear up for 'new normal'

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Alya Nurbaiti, Ghina Galiya and Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 27 2020   /  12:13 am

The government and businesses are gearing up to gradually reopen the economy under health protocols to establish a so-called “new normal” amid the continued rise of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo visited Summarecon Mall in Bekasi, West Java, on Tuesday to take a look at the mall’s preparations for its upcoming reopening under the new normal health protocols.

“Starting today, TNI [the Indonesian Military] and police personnel will be deployed in crowded places to make sure society continues to abide by the health protocols,” he said at a press conference after the visit, adding that the personnel would be deployed in four provinces and 25 regencies and cities.

Jokowi said the basic reproduction number (R0) of COVID-19 had fallen below 1.0 in several provinces, indicating a decline in the transmission rate in those a...