Suhariyanto added that household consumption has also weakened during the pandemic.
Moreover, the tourism sector played a significant role in driving up the number of impoverished Indonesians during the start of the pandemic.
“Even though Covid-19 cases were announced in Indonesia in March, the tourism sector had already been affected by February. This was based on the drop in tourist arrivals which had a domino effect for those working for hotels, accommodations, and craft makers,” said Suhariyanto.
(Writer: Mutia Fauzia | Editor: Erlangga Djumena)
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