Indonesia on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: New Regulations and Policies
On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the outbreak of novel coronavirus or COVID-19 constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
The COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus which first originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, the death toll from which has reportedly surpassed 1,000 on mainland China, while confirmed infections have passed 40,000 globally. Given the large population movements and the observed human-to-human transmission, it is not unexpected that new confirmed cases will continue to appear in other areas and countries outside of China.
Indonesia has yet to confirm a single suspect case, however, following the WHO's announcement, the Indonesian government has issued, among others, several regulations.
Written by Vincent