Indonesia’s Joko Widodo seeks to balance health and economy during coronavirus pandemic


Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday in his annual state-of-the-nation speech that there was a need to strike a balance between health and economic interests amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in Southeast Asia’s biggest country.“The pandemic has indeed significantly slowed down our economic growth, but it must not hinder the process of structural reforms of our economy,” the president told parliament.Struggling with a jump in infections driven by the Delta variant, Indonesia has become…

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