Corona Chronicles: Voices from the Field: Indonesia


 

   

Fighting Fires in the Time of COVID-19

In August 2020, 64.9% of Indonesia’s regions are expected to reach the peak of the dry season (BMKG, 2020). It’s onset also signals the beginning of the fire season which in the past has resulted in transboundary haze, an air pollution event that causes respiratory illnesses and severely impacts public health and socioeconomic activities in the region.

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東南アジアにおける新型コロナウイルスの突然変異と拡散
──今後のワクチンの行方──

新型コロナウイルス感染症によって引き起こされた世紀に一度の壊滅的パンデミックから、世界規模での画期的なワクチン開発が始まった。このような規模の取り組みは現代医学史上、例を見ない。

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ジャカルタにおける新しい日常の経験
──住民組織のロックダウン──

2020年5月7日、ジョコ・ウィドド大統領(以下、ジョコウィ)は、新型コロナ感染症との今後の向き合い方に関する声明を発表した。声明の中でジョコウィ大統領は、これからは新型コロナ感染症と共に生きていく必要があると国民に呼びかけていた。

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Capitalist Expansion, COVID-19, and the Misery of Papuans

The provincial government of Papua was one of the few regions in Indonesia that took swift action to impose ‘local restrictions’ during the initial stage of the pandemic outbreak

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Indonesia’s problematic response to COVID-19

To date, Indonesia has yet to deal efficiently with the COVID-19 pandemic and the situation remains critical compared to neighboring countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand or Vietnam (Asean Briefing 2020).

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Creative Social Media Acts in Response to COVID-19

It was March when the ongoing pandemic became real for Indonesians. As soon as President Jokowi announced the first COVID-19 patient on March 2, 2020 (Kompas, 2020), people became aware of their daily activities. They felt unprepared and the tension was palpable.

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The Life of the Bajo People amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Indonesia was firstly alerted on COVID-19 pandemic already entered this country, when the first case of infection was confirmed in Depok, West Java, on 2 March, 2020 (Nuraini 2020)

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インドネシア経済は新型コロナウィルス感染症勝ち組に!?

新型コロナウィルス感染症問題はインドネシア経済を直撃している。ジャカルタでは、4月10日から実施されている大規模ソーシャルディスタンス政策(PSBB)によって、オフィスへの通勤が原則禁止された。また、ジャカルタの街にあふれていた緑色のゴージェックオートバイ

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SARS-CoV-2 Mutation and Dissemination in Southeast Asia: Implications for a Prospective Vaccine

A devastating, once-in-a-century pandemic unleashed by COVID-19 has launched a groundbreaking vaccine development effort at a global scale: one never been seen before in the history of modern medicine. By June 2020, up to 133 candidate vaccines— 10 of which are in clinical trial —have been listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) undergoing current testing against SARS-CoV-2, the causal pathogen of COVID-19.1

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Neighborhood Lockdown as the New Normal? Jakarta’s COVID-19 Experience

On 7 May 2020, President Joko Widodo (hereafter Jokowi) stated that people must make peace with COVID-19, while justifying the country’s choice of not imposing lockdown (Tempo 2020).

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