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Newsletter April 2020 | Taking on the COVID-19 Crisis in Indonesia

Dear readers,

These are tragic days. More than 82,000 have died from the SARS-CoV-2 virus and that includes 221 Indonesians. Can we trust these numbers? In Jakarta alone, 40% more people were buried in March than in any month of the last two years. Local governments have long been stating: the death toll is much higher than officially known.

Fortunately, CIPS managed to stay safe. We first applied a strict health protocol in the office before we all started working from home four weeks ago.