The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led the world to a tremendous health crisis. Indonesia is no exception to be impacted by the disease. Indonesia as the fourth most populous country in the world along with its authentic geographical, cultural, economic, and social condition is facing great challenges in managing the outbreak. The government by its Task Force for COVID-19 has set strategies and regulations to control the transmission of the disease as well as to provide optimal health care while minimizing the impact of the pandemic mainly in fundamental sectors such as the economic growth. However, the number of new cases keeps increasing and the high case fatality rate is steadily above the global rate. Many concerns regarding this devastating condition such as the lack of empowerment to do the tests, trace, and treat to the primary care along with lack of discipline and awareness of the citizens worsened by social stigma of the disease, the unpreparedness in releasing the large social scale restriction, and the insufficient health care facilities to manage the disease. This article will highlight the current situation of COVID-19 in Indonesia as well as measures and policies being implemented to control the pandemic in their comparison to the established international guidelines and conditions in other countries.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||New Armenian Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
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