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Businesses are lobbying to push the government to put the so-called ‘new normal’ into effect amid the coronavirus pandemic. Unarmed with clear indicators, the government has instructed dozens of regions, some of which are still in the red zone, to return to quasi-normalcy. With still very few specimens tested, various experts are predicting a second-wave outbreak.
The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) is pushing the government to implement the ‘new normal’ sooner and ease the restrictions so as to bring the economy back to life.
MEDICALLY and scientifically, it is clear that Indonesia has not fulfilled the requirements to relax the large-scale social restrictions because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The conditions to reactivate the economy and to increase physical interactions have not been met whatsoever.