Jakarta: The Task Force for Acceleration of Covid-19 handling today announced 149 new confirmed covid-19 cases in Indonesia, bringing the tally to 1,677.
"The total number of confirmed covid-19 cases is 1,677," government spokesperson on matters related to covid-19 Achmad Yurianto said at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) headquarters in East Jakarta on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
From Tuesday noon, March 31, 2020 until Wednesday noon, April 1, 2020, the task force recorded 22 new recoveries. As a result, the total number of recoveries increased to 103.
In the meantime, the government also recorded 25 new deaths. As a result, the death count rose to 157.
To contain the covid-19 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.