Indonesia in top 5 countries successful in handling COVID-19: Minister hinh anh 1Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economy Airlangga Hartarto (Photo: Antara)

Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia is among the top five countries that have successfully mitigated the COVID-19 pandemic and optimally boosted the national economic recovery, the country’s Coordinating Minister for Economy Airlangga Hartarto said on October 12.

At the press conference at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Office, he stated the rate of COVID-19 patients is much lower than the previous time, while the recovery rate as of October 11 was 76.48 percent as compared to the global averaged rate of 75 percent.

Although the fatality rate was still higher than the global average, the pandemic response in eight cities classified as red zones showed a positive trend.

At present, the government is focusing on micro-management in several cities, including South Jakarta, East Jakarta, Pekanbaru, Depok, Bekasi and Ambon, as well as continued to provide aids for the public and the business sector.

According to Airlangga, the Indonesian economy will grow between minus 1 percent to 0.6 percent in 2020./.