Major news outlets reported that South Korea was slowly returning to work. Its cafes are crowded again, even an Apple Store in Gangnam, Seoul had a queue outside of it. In just a few months, South Korea has brought down its new infection rate to record lows. It reported a single-digit growth last week. The on-going assumption is that South Korea has done well because of its massive testing and contact tracing approach. Indonesia, meanwhile, continues its slow testing capacity increase. It’s particularly odd given that the Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan had said, in late March, that his side was building labs for PCR testing. We’re nearly done with April, so, where are the labs he promised?

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