How Indonesians have reacted to the coronavirus pandemic
Once upon a time, Indonesia prided itself on not having a single case of COVID-19 in the country amid the global pandemic. In February, after the test results for 134 suspected COVID-19 cases came back negative, the Health Minister said the absence of the virus in the country was a blessing from God.
On March 2, however, the first two cases were confirmed in Jakarta. On March 4, two people in Batam—who had been in a close contact with a confirmed case from Singapore—fled the quarantine. They es