• As of 09 April, the Government of Indonesia announced a total of 3 293 cases of COVID-19 with 280 deaths and 252 recoveries from across 33 provinces.
• On 02 April, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution, the Global Solidarity to Fight COVID-19, calling for international cooperation and multilateralism in the fight against COVID-19. The resolution was initiated by Indonesia, Ghana, Liechtenstein, Norway, Singapore, and Switzerland, and co-sponsored by 188 Member States. The resolution delineates the need for international cooperation, information exchange and collaborative research to curb the spread of COVID-19. The resolution also includes the vital role of and appreciation for healthcare workers, medical professions, and researchers.
• As of 06 April, the MoH had officially reported 95 fatalities related to COVID-19 in Jakarta since the beginning of March. In the same timeframe, the Jakarta Parks and Forestry Agency has reported 639 burials that followed the protocols for burial of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases. The agency, however, does not have data on how many of these were confirmed COVID-19 cases. The head of the COVID-19 Task Force said that many suspected cases were under surveillance or general monitoring and had died before their test results came back.
• As reported by the media, the figure above shows that the number of burials in Jakarta – nearly 4 400 – in March 2020 was 1 300 more than the number of burials in March 2019. It is abnormally higher than any other month. These additional deaths may need to be further investigated, to confirm or exclude COVID-19 related deaths.
• On 07 April, the MoH approved the Jakarta administration’s proposal to implement large-scale social restrictions in the capital to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The restrictions are regulated under the 2018 Health Quarantine Law, which stipulates suspending schools and offices, limiting religious activities and restricting gathering in public places. The implementation is to begin on 10 April for an initial duration of two weeks.
• On 07 April, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi informed the Commission I of the House of Representatives that eight countries have provided assistance to Indonesia to curb COVID-19. The eight countries - namely Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, the Republic of Korea (ROK), the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, and Vietnam - have primarily provided medical devices and supplies including personal protective equipment (PPE) to Indonesia.