Last Updated: 07/09/2020
Indonesia has the highest number of COVID-19 infections in Southeast Asia. Large-scale social movement restrictions and other measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 remain in many areas; however, some cities, including Jakarta, have relaxed restrictions and reopened some public spaces amid the rise in infections. Schools in low-risk areas are set to start reopening with limited students in July.
Compassion child development centers remain closed. Staff members have created online lessons for children and are beginning to make home visits, in which they check in on families while following social distancing guidelines. Center workers are staying in contact with beneficiaries online and are also releasing videos and local radio announcements. Despite strict mobility restrictions, they have managed to distribute emergency supplies, including soap, clean water, vitamins, garden seeds and groceries. Since the beginning of the pandemic, they have distributed 285,741 food packs and 260,388 hygiene kits and provided medical support to 15,376 individuals. Compassion health specialists are providing videos and flyers on disease prevention and hygiene.