Indonesia will increase social assistance and healthcare spending in response to a rise of COVID-19 cases and to soften the economic recession due to tougher restrictions. 126.79 trillion rupiah (US$8.72 billion) of social assistance will be provided to help tens of millions of households, through cash transfers, electricity discounts and by accelerating food aid programmes. While healthcare spending will rise 8 percent to 186 trillion rupiah, including on adding more staff for vaccinations and COVID-19 treatment.
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Source: Channel News Asia