President Joko Widodo announces two Indonesian peoples has been affected by coronavirus - Photo by President Office

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – President Joko Widodo announces two Indonesian peoples has been affected by coronavirus. The victim one old lady and her daughter has been affected by Japanese tourists has been visit the country several days ago.

He got an information, last week there was information that a Japanese who lived in Malaysia, went to Indonesia and have been positive infected by the virus. The Indonesian team, he adds, continued to search, and found that the person affected by the COVID-19 was related to the two people.

“There is a 64-year-old mother and 31-year-old daughter. After checking, it turns out in a sick position. This morning I got a report that the mother and daughter were positive corona,” the head of state told reporters today (03/02) at his office.

Widodo conveyed that the government has actually prepared more than 100 houses ready to bloat corona virus. He added, “We also have equipment according to international standards.”

As reported by the local media, minister of health, Terawan Agus Putranto revealed, that two Indonesian citizens were being treated at the Sulianti Saroso Invasion Center Hospital in a special room. He continued, “The house was checked. Mother and child 61 and 31 years. Already done isolation of the house. Especially in Jakarta and Depok”

The coronavirus become new scourge for the global economy, especially Indonesia. Its pandemic is more dangerous than trade war. Its not surprising if the market installing defensive mode and no one wants to take the risk. All just dare to play it safe.

Global shares was plunged amid brutal selling by investor and headed for the worst week since the world financial crisis in 2019. Dowjones stock index dropped sharply by 1,200 points as fears of coronavirus outbreak.

On the Rupiah weakening, Bank Indonesia (BI) has intervened the market but not strong enough to curb the Rupiah from the global pressure. The government has released incentives to tourism sectors and Financial Service Agency to allows issuer to buyback the shares without shareholders approval.

by Linda Silaen, Email: linda.silaen@theinsiderstories.com