Dr Yanuar Nugroho
Visiting Fellow, ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute
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To lockdown or not? Indonesia's dilemma in handling the COVID-19 second wave?
A hard lockdown is looming for Indonesia's populous islands of Java and Bali as a new wave of COVID infections tests the country's ability to cope. But as Yanuar Nugroho writes, the government has to first overcome a longstanding hesitancy to adopt drastic measures that could hurt the economy.