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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.
An Island for Rohingya
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.
Indonesia finished whole-genome sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus circulating in the country. Virus samples from Indonesian patients indicate they are part of the dominant group globally.
Bitter Reality of The New Normal
On The Square
Patients exercise at the balconies of a training center, which has been converted into a quarantine house, in Tangerang, Banten, on the outskirts of Jakarta, amid the Covid-19 outbreak, May 28./REUTERS/WIlly Kurniawan
Life consists of various kinds of solitude. Every one of us sometimes has (or would like to have, or on the contrary is afraid of having) isolation.