Kill the germs: A resident washes her hands using a portable sink provided by the Depok city administration at the Depok Terminal in Depok, West Java. Two Depok residents were the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia. (JP/Rian Alfiandi)That coronavirus is a highly infectious disease is a well-known fact. However, many people still choose to ignore calls from experts and the government to practice physical distancing and cancel big events. Indonesia has saw several large gatherings about a month ago, and now many are worried that such ignorance has helped the virus spread massively to many parts of the country.
At the end of February, a week before President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced the first two cases of COVID-19, and while other countries were busy fighting against COVID-19, thousands of people from various cities in Indonesia gathered for two different semin...