Current affairs

The situation of the corona pandemic in Indonesia just before Lebaran

Third extension of Jakarta's PSBB (Large-Scale Social Restriction)

As of yesterday, May 21, the number of deaths in Indonesia was 1,278, of which 498 were in the city of Jakarta, and the increase in the number of infected people in Indonesia was 973 per day, while the increase in Jakarta was 70 per day.

The day after tomorrow, May 24, we will have Lebaran (Idul fitri), and the main road connecting Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi) and the outside is closed to entry and exit due to the prohibition of Mudik, so the annual heavy traffic jam in Central Java and East Java is not expected to occur, but the latest information is that Silaturahmi (greeting round) in Jabodetabek was OK with the condition of private motorbike or car at the end of April, but after that it became NG, and after the police issued OK in the middle of May, Governor Anis said NG after all on May 16.

It is said that this is the third and last extension of PSBB in Jakarta, while West Java may have a fifth extension to coincide with Jakarta.

Jakarta Special Provinces

  • 1st time: 14 days, from April 10 to April 23
  • Second time: 28 days, from April 24 to May 21
  • Third time: 14 days, from May 22 to June 4

West Java Province

  • 1st time: 14 days from April 15 to April 28
  • Second time: 14 days, from April 29 to May 12
  • Third time: 14 days, from May 13 to May 26
  • 4th: 3 days from May 27 to May 29

When the PSBB was issued, the hashtag "#DiRumahAja (stay home)" became popular as a way for the people to refrain from going out in order to prevent infection, but when a video of a crowd of people flooding the entrance of a shopping mall to go shopping for Lebaran preparations spread, the hashtag "#IndonesiaTerserah (Indonesia whatever you want)" became more pessimistic.

Measures for Foreigners Entering Indonesia

According to an email sent from the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia on May 19 to Japanese nationals, they are required to present a health certificate containing the PCR test results when they enter Indonesia, and if they do not have it, they are required to undergo a rapid test (rapid antibody test) upon arrival in Indonesia and consent to voluntary isolation for 14 days.

Currently, PCR testing in Japan is only available at the airport quarantine upon entry into the country from abroad, and is generally not available at medical institutions in Japan unless there is a medical necessity to do so.

In addition, the health certificate "must be presented at airport check-in on departure and at immigration on arrival in Indonesia, with the original issued within seven days." Therefore, considering the fact that the patient was voluntarily separated for 14 days after entering Japan, the PCR test at the time of entry into Japan is already invalid at the time of entry into Indonesia.

In this case, you have to check in without a valid health certificate when you leave Japan, but some airlines refuse to allow you to board.

I think the rapid test after entering Indonesia can be taken at the airport quarantine, but it is a simple test to test blood by pricking the finger tip with a needle and the accuracy is less than PCR test.

Hospitals and drive-through laboratories in Jakarta and Cikarang provide rapid tests, but the cost of the test varies from place to place, such as 500,000 to 1.5 million rupiah.


情報共有 1

The sharing of visible results leads to a common recognition of the problems, but if there are people who are troubled because the scarcity of information is diminished by the increasing sharing, the political power to increase the position by monopolizing useful information is at work.

インドネシアのスタバの店員にありがたい人生の教訓を教わった件 2

When you order your usual iced coffee at your regular Starbucks, a familiar clerk usually talks to you in a friendly and familiar way, like "You came at an unusual time today," or "Is your usual iced coffee okay today?

宗教によって異なる「死んだらどうなる」の考え方 3

Both Christianity and Islam are religions derived from Judaism and believe in the one and only God, Jesus Christ (God Himself) or Allah, respectively.

株価操作なんてインドネシア株では当たり前 4

Stock prices fluctuate with sell and buy orders, and if you get a lot of sell orders and a lot of buy orders, the other investors will follow suit with "me too" and the stock will go up.

心臓に毛が生えたインドネシア人のずうずうしい転職活動を応援してみた 5

Since many Indonesians can't maintain mental stability without revealing a secret story to someone else.

日系企業のインドネシアでの存在意義 6

If Japan's population continues to decline at the current rate, domestic demand will continue to shrink, and if this happens, it is inevitable that domestic companies that find it difficult to survive in the Japanese domestic market alone will look for ways to make a living in overseas markets.

チャンスはあるが勝てる分野が 7

After living in Indonesia, talking to people on my own, and gradually understanding the local situation, I realized that starting a business in Indonesia is surprisingly difficult. The reason for the difficulty is the high shipping costs and tariffs, the competition from local companies, and the high running costs of IMTA and DPKK.

インドネシアのシステムインテグレーション業界 8

The other day, I had the opportunity to exchange opinions with JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) about IT investment by Indonesian SMEs, and they raised an important issue related to the existence value of system integrators, such as "How can we explain the cost benefits of system investment?

肉体と精神と心と魂 9

Speaking of "Body and Soul," it's the debut song of SPEED, a member of the LDP's House of Councillors, Eriko Imai, who was unofficially appointed as parliamentary secretary of the Cabinet Office following yesterday's cabinet reshuffle, and the name of a long-established Indonesian women's fashion brand.

ジャカルタのラーメン市場 10

I came to Indonesia for the first time in October 1997. I didn't understand Indonesian, my job was hard, the people around me were unreasonable, and there was a time when I wanted to go back to Japan for a while.

ブランド力、技術力、資金力の3要素 11

After the Jakarta riots of 1998, when the rupiah plummeted and domestic companies with foreign dollar-denominated debt were struggling to pay interest, I was looking for a new business in Indonesia that would allow me to earn foreign currency.

日本とインドネシアの間でのタイムマシン経営が通じなくなっている件 12

I think that Yoshinoya overcame the frame of Japanese food and became Indonesian soul food. I am happy to see the scene where Japanese food culture is accepted by Indonesian people.

不景気の歴史 13

Since I came to Indonesia, I have seen the economic recession several times, but because of the spread of the new coronavirus this time, the economy will definitely go into recession, and in a few years' time it may be called corona shock or corona recession.

日本のバブル経済崩壊後とインドネシアの通貨危機後 14

When I entered university in 1991, at the end of the bubble economy, land and stock prices were exploding, Mitsubishi Estate had bought the Rockefeller Center Building, a symbol of America, and the women of the one-length body-con (like the Bubbly Dance of Tomigaoka High School's dance club) were dancing at Juliana Tokyo in the waterfront bay area, waving their fans.

内需と外需の自国経済に及ぼす影響 15

The situation in Japan is that even if public works investment is made, the money stays in the savings of companies and individuals, and domestic consumption does not increase, while the situation in Indonesia is that even if domestic consumption increases, the ratio of imported consumer materials is high, and domestic assets are flowing out to foreign countries.

2019年の総選挙を前にインドネシア政治史のおさらい 16

As the campaign (Kampanye) for next year's presidential election (Pemilu Pilpres Pileg Indonesia 2019) is lifted, it has been decided that the order in which the ballot papers will be printed will be No. 1 for the incumbent President Jokowi and Vice President Mahuru candidate pair and No. 2 for President Prabowo and Vice President Sandiagauno candidate pair.

インドネシアの国土と風土が生み出す産地特有のコーヒー 17

Located in the coffee belt between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Cancer, Indonesia is a country suitable for coffee cultivation, and during the 300 years of Dutch colonial rule that followed the advance of the East India Company in 1602, Arabica coffee was brought to the country and cultivation began in the plateau region with a favorable climate.

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