India’s success in reducing the rate of spread of the Covid-19 pandemic is not due to a total lockdown, but a micro-scale lockdown. An area that is detected positive for Covid-19, then only in that area will a lockdown apply. This method is proven effective. Handling of Covid-19 is getting better and the economy is not under pressure. Previously, the Indian economy experienced a deep economic contraction when the national lockdown was implemented.

India’s success in reducing the rate of spread of the Covid-19 pandemic is not due to a total lockdown, but a micro-scale lockdown. An area that is detected positive for Covid-19, then only in that area will a lockdown apply. This method is proven effective. Handling of Covid-19 is getting better and the economy is not under pressure. Previously, the Indian economy experienced a deep economic contraction when the national lockdown was implemented.

Meanwhile, Indonesia with a population of 271 million, the positive number of Covid-19 reached 1.2 million with 34,152 patients or 2.7% who died. The number of active cases in Indonesia currently reaches 160,142.

Indonesia’s economic growth rate, which was positive 2.97% in the first quarter of 2020, contracted to 5.43% in the second quarter due to the strict implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) policies. When the PSBB was relaxed, the economic contraction eased to 3.54% in the third quarter and minus 2.19% in the fourth quarter. During 2020, the Indonesian economy contracted 2.07%. The economic growth rate in 2021 is predicted to reach 4.5% -5.5%. However, this estimate really depends on the success of suppressing the spread of Covid-19.