Many blame the Central Government for the rise of new cases of COVID-19 infections in Indonesia. Those blaming the Government believe that the Government’s decision to ease the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in favor of reopening the economy was the cause. Some experts even suggest the Government reinstate the restrictions. But as we’ve mentioned before, lack of discipline in implementing health protocols and lack of supervision from the regional administrations are the biggest challenges to control the pandemic, and none talk about it.

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