A coronavirus mural in Depok, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: AP A coronavirus mural in Depok, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: AP
A coronavirus mural in Depok, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: AP
Norshahril Saat
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Norshahril Saat

Jokowi’s tough coronavirus choice: lock down Indonesia or let millions earn a living

  • Indonesia’s leader Joko Widodo has been criticised for dithering over a lockdown, with research showing this might help slow the spread of the virus
  • At the crux of the issue is the government’s worry that it will have to provide food and medicine for millions amid a shutdown

A coronavirus mural in Depok, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: AP A coronavirus mural in Depok, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: AP
A coronavirus mural in Depok, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: AP
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