The continuously rising number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the province of DKI Jakarta, which is the political and economic heart of Indonesia, has made the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government decide to impose a new local lockdown (heavy social and business restrictions, locally known as 'PSBB'). Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan confirmed that the lockdown will be re-imposed per Monday 14 September 2020.
Update COVID-19 in Indonesia: 228,993 confirmed infections, 9,100 deaths (16 September 2020)
18 September 2020 (closed)
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As we predicted last month, August 2020 brought mild deflation to Indonesia. Based on the latest data from Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS), the consumer price index posted deflation of 0.05 percent month-on-month (m/m).
August is typically a special month for Indonesia because on the 17th of August the nation commemorates its Independence Day. Unfortunately, however, celebrations had to be quite sober this year as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still spreading across the country.
On Wednesday (02/09/2020) Indonesia Investments released the August 2020 edition of its monthly report. In this edition, titled 'In Search of a Vaccine', we discuss the efforts that are being made in Indonesia to deliver a safe and reliable vaccine for the COVID-19 virus and provide an overview of Indonesia's pharmaceutical industry.