The Jakarta Post
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...