In mid-February 2021, Statistics Indonesia (in Indonesian: Badan Pusat Statistik, or BPS) released its latest poverty statistics. As expected, the data show a worrying rise in poverty across Indonesia, a development that is obviously related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Governments’ self-imposed social and business restrictions (both at home and abroad), which aim at preventing the further spread of the virus, drag down economic activity in an unprecedented way.
Update COVID-19 in Indonesia: 1,368,069 confirmed infections, 37,026 deaths (5 March 2021)
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Bagian Kolom Berita ini berisi artikel dengan analisis mendalam mengenai topik yang memiliki nilai berita tinggi di Indonesia dan dapat dianggap sebagai topik-topik yang mampu mempengaruhi iklim investasi di Indonesia. Sebagian besar berita yang diterbitkan di sini mencakup pokok permasalahan politik, ekonomi atau sosial. Dengan mengikuti artikel di bagian ini, Anda akan diberitahu mengenai apa yang terjadi di Indonesia dan - tidak kalah pentingnya - memahami mengapa hal itu terjadi.
Last month, we started to become a bit optimistic after reading reports that COVID-19 immunization programs were taking off, both in Indonesia (per 13 January 2021) and abroad. Moreover, it was reported that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have an efficacy rate of around 95 percent.
It was a rough first month of the year for Indonesia. Obviously, the COVID-19 crisis persists (and there are signs to assume this crisis will persist throughout 2021) with the total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Indonesia now having passed the one million mark.
Another year has passed, and therefore we would like to wish all of our subscribers a happy, healthy, and successful 2021! The transition to a brand new year is also typically a great occasion to look back at the year that has passed and look forward to the one that has arrived (and some may even have made a couple of New Year’s resolutions in an attempt to achieve a certain goal or change a bad habit).