Also in many supermarkets and apartment or office buildings there are now notices available on walls (or at other noticeable locations) that warn people about the novel coronavirus (particularly the symptoms of the virus and the best ways to prevent transmission). What is also notable in a city such as Jakarta is that more people (more than usual) are using a face mask to cover their mouths and noses when they leave their homes.

Although there have not been any confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Indonesia at the time of writing this article, many Indonesians realize that they have to be cautious. After all, in the Southeast Asian region most countries now have confirmed cases of the coronavirus: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

In this article we present an in-depth analysis of the impact of the coronavirus on the Indonesian people and economy, especially on trade and the tourism industry.

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