Jakarta: The central government's covid-19 task force today registered 1,882 new confirmed covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed covid-19 cases in Indonesia to 118,753.
From Wednesday noon to Thursday noon, the total number of confirmed covid-19 recoveries was up by 1,756 to 75,645. Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed covid-19 deaths increased by 69 to 5,251.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo recently called for a more concrete, agile, and swift management crisis of covid-19 which fulfills the aspects of troubleshooting and smart shortcut, so that the results can be more effective.
The President also emphasized the importance of balance measures that must be taken at the third quarter of 2020 to economic sector, particularly household consumption and people’s purchasing power.
Out of Rp695 trillion budget allocated for economic stimulus in the handling of COVID-19, only 20 percent has been realized or equals to Rp141 trillion.
social protection programs contributed the largest absorption with 39 percent, followed by Micro, Small, Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) programs with 25 percent.