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Some provinces containing COVID-19, improving economy: CSIS

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 1 2020   /  01:00 am
Several visitors are not wearing face mask and not keeping physical distance at a coffee shop in South Tangerang, Wednesday (29/7/2020). The lack of people awareness to obey the health protocols in every activities outside their homes, it potentially occurs surge in the number of Covid-19 patients, now the vaccine is still on clinical trials by The Ministry of Health. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

As the debate on whether to prioritize public health or economic recovery continues in Indonesia, several provinces outside of densely populated Java have managed to contain the coronavirus disease without sacrificing the local economy, a recent study by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has found. The Jakarta-based think tank launched its online COVID-19 dashboard on Tuesday, which collates data on virus mitigation and economic activities at the provincial level all across the country. The dashboard is divided into four quadrants that represent the variations of outcomes at a given time, from the worst-case scenario of declining economic activities and worsening health conditions to the ideal scenario of improvements in both health and economic aspects. According to compiled data for July 25, nine provinces – Riau Islands, West Sumatra, Banten, Wes...