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Indonesia’s Struggle To Eradicate Poverty Has Now Been Delayed

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Indonesia’s Struggle To Eradicate Poverty Has Now Been Delayed

Indonesia’s struggle to eradicate poverty has now been delayed by a decade due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the country’s finance minister says.

Indonesia is country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Kalimantan), Sulawesi, and New Guinea (Papua).

Indonesia is the world’s largest island country and the 14th largest country by land area, at 1,904,569 square kilometres (735,358 square miles). With over 267 million people, it is the world’s 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world’s most populous island, is home to more than half of the country’s population.

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Indonesia’s Finance Minister

The Country’s plan to curb poverty has now been delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world as a whole.

In Indonesia which is South East Asia’s biggest economy and most populous country, About two million people have lost their jobs in the last weeks.

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“All of our achievement in reducing the poverty rate between 2011 to 2020 is reversed,” Indonesia’s finance minister said.

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The government expects cases to reach it’s highest in late May and then go down by June, unless the situation goes out of control.

Other than the official data of 12,438, Indonesia has been thought to have more cases unlike other countries because of its low testing capacity.

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