Indonesia prepares for the worst in coronavirus outbreak

Indonesia prepares for the worst in coronavirus outbreak

The Jakarta Post-News·2020-02-08 15:33

Indonesia stands almost alone in Asia in defying the coronavirus global outbreak, but the government is nevertheless preparing the nation for the eventuality. While it has no ready answer for this exceptionalism, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered a meeting between the Health Ministry and the coordinating political, legal and security affairs minister on Friday to discuss how far the country of 270 million people is prepared when the day Indonesia has its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus flu. Given how rapid the virus is spreading around the world, the first Indonesia case could immediately multiply many times over in a short time.  By Saturday, more than 34,800 people in 28 countries have been infected and the number keeps growing. China, where the virus was first detected, leads with 99 percent of the cases. Singapore, Malaysia, T...


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