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·      High influx of Indonesian migrant workers from Malaysia, despite call to stay amid outbreak (The Jakarta Post, 23 April 2020)

·      Asian Development Bank approves $1.5 bln loan for Indonesia's virus response (Reuters, 23 April 2020)

·      'No choice but to keep economy running': Ministry allows 11,000 companies operate during PSBB (The Jakarta Post, 22 April 2020)

·      Ministry mulls providing companies soft loans to pay Idul Fitri bonus (The Jakarta Post, 22 April 2020)

·      Manufacturers adapt to shifts in demand but layoffs continue (The Jakarta Post, 22 April 2020)

·      Foreign investment falls as COVID-19 pandemic hits major investors (The Jakarta Post, 21 April 2020)

·      Indonesia's FDI plunges in Q1 due to Covid-19 pandemic (The Star, 20 April 2020)

·      Stimulus may not be enough to prevent economic meltdown: Fiscal agency (The Jakarta Post, 20 April 2020)

·      Indonesian Government Sets Rp400tn to Fight COVID-19 (Tempo, 18 April 2020)

·      Small businesses cry for lifeline as government aid underway (The Jakarta Post, 17 April 2020)

·      Indonesian clothing maker pivots from Prada, Adidas to hazmat suits (Business Times, 17 April 2020)

·      What about the others? ‘Ojol’ relief sparks concerns over aid inequality (The Jakarta Post, 17 April 2020)

·      COVID-19: Indonesian students overseas urge govt to do more to flatten the curve (The Jakarta Post, 16 April 2020)

·      Emergency aid from South Korea reaches virus-crippled Indonesia (The Jakarta Post, 16 April 2020)

·      Millions to lose jobs, fall into poverty as Indonesia braces for recession (The Jakarta Post, 15 April 2020)

·      Indonesian President Joko Widodo declares Covid-19 outbreak 'national disaster', gives task force broader authority (Straits Times, 14 April 2020)

·      Migrant workers repatriated from Malaysia to get construction jobs at home (The Jakarta Post, 14 April 2020)

·      Manufacturing Activity in Indonesia Falls at Record Rate in March 2020 as COVID-19 Hits (Indonesia-Investments, 14 April 2020)

·      Trade with China Drops amid COVID-19 Outbreak (Indonesia-Investments, 14 April 2020)

·      World Bank suggests firms ‘hibernate’ during COVID-19 pandemic (The Jakarta Post, 14 April 2020)

·      IMF projects 0.5% growth for Indonesia as global economy faces deep recession (The Jakarta Post, 14 April 2020)

·      Govt introduces new social benefits as 2.8 million lose jobs (The Jakarta Post, 13 April 2020)

·      1.2 million Indonesian workers furloughed, laid off as COVID-19 crushes economy (The Jakarta Post, 11 April 2020)

·      Indonesia: Little Transparency in COVID-19 Outbreak (Human Rights Watch, 9 April 2020)

·      You are national heroes: Recovered COVID-19 patients thank medical workers (The Jakarta Post, 8 April 2020)

·      Government debt issuance to triple to $62b as Indonesia fights COVID-19 (The Jakarta Post, 8 April 2020)

·      Tens of thousands of workers across Indonesia laid off because of COVID-19 outbreak (The Jakarta Post, 8 April 2020)

·      Covid-19 exposes flaws in Indonesia’s health insurance program (The Jakarta Post, 8 April 2020)

·      Indonesia COVID-19 Stimulus worth 2.5% GDP (The Jakarta Post, 7 April 2020)

·      Labor union to hold massive protest in Jakarta despite physical distancing measures (The Jakarta Post, 6 April 2020) 

·      Thousands laid off, forced to take unpaid leave in Jakarta as companies hit hard by COVID-19 (The Jakarta Post, 6 April 2020)

·      Indonesian unions demand factory shutdown (IndustriALL, 6 April 2020) 

·      Indonesia to issue Rp 450 trillion in 'pandemic bonds' to finance COVID-19 fight (The Jakarta Post, 6 April 2020)

·      Government’s measures on COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia (KSBSI) (ITUC, 3 April 2020)

·      Indonesia announces Rp 405 trillion COVID-19 budget, anticipates 5% deficit in historic move (The Jakarta Post, 2 April 2020)

·      Jokowi declares COVID-19 health emergency, imposes large-scale social restrictions (The Jakarta Post, 2 April 2020) 

·      As media layoffs grow, industry pleads for urgent relief (The Jakarta Post, 2 April 2020) 

·      House starts deliberation of job creation bill as protesting unions forced to stay at home (The Jakarta Post, 2 April 2020) 


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