Rebecca Meckelburg

Six months after the first COVID-19 case was officially confirmed in Indonesia, it is clear that the government has failed to control the pandemic, write Rebecca Meckelburg and Charan Bal

While news reports on Indonesia’s response to COVID-19 refer to its lack of health infrastructure and trained medical staff, this does not reflect the real improvements in primary health care over two decades, writes Rebecca Meckelburg.

Indonesia, which does not have the infrastructure for small-scale, let alone, mass testing is covering up the figures on COVID-19 transmission, reports Rebecca Meckelburg.