Govt Records 218 New Covid-19 Cases, Total 2,491

    Wahyu Dwi Anggoro - 06 April 2020 16:59 WIB
    Govt Records 218 New Covid-19 Cases, Total 2,491
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    Jakarta: Government spokesperson on matters related to covid-19 Achmad Yurianto today confirmed 218 new coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) cases in Indonesia, bringing the tally to 2,491.

    Between Sunday noon, April 5, 2020 and Monday noon, April 6, 2020, the total number of recoveries increased by 28 to 192. In the meantime, the total number of deaths rose by 11 to 209.

    "The government is committed to continuously distributing protective gears to medical officers," the Ministry of Health official stated here on Monday afternoon, April 6, 2020.

    To handle the outbreak, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo recently issued Government Regulation in lieu of Law on State Finance Policy and Financial System Stability. The regulation aims to serve as a foundation for the Government, banking authorities, and financial authorities to take extraordinary measures to ensure the people’s health, safeguard national economy, and maintain financial system stability.
     
    In addition, the government also allocated up to Rp4015.1 for the handling of the ongoing covid-19 outbreak. It includes Rp75 trillion for healthcare spending, Rp110 trillion for social protection, Rp70.1 trillion for tax incentives and credit for enterprises, and Rp150 trillion for economic recovery programs, including credit restructuring and financing for small and medium businesses.

    A covid-19 emergency hospital at the Kemayoran Athletes Village in Central Jakarta has been operational since last month. A similar health facility on Galang Island in Riau Islands Province is expected to be operational this month.




    (WAH)

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