Restricting human movements: public health outcomes and economic consequences

Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Indonesia Project

Event details

Public Seminar

Date & time

Wednesday 08 April 2020


Online via Zoom


Pandu Riono, Universitas Indonesia; Manoj Pandey, ANU/University of Papua New Guinea; I Nyoman Sutarsa, ANU


ANU Indonesia Project
+61 2 6125 5954

In an attempt to contain the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus, social distancing has been the norm. With the COVID-19 pandemic fastly crawling to every corner, social distancing needs to morph into stricter forms: self-isolation, house quarantine, territorial quarantine, and even lockdown. But enforcement, as it turns out, proves very complicated. The stampede in India is a case in point. As the health crisis turns into an economic crisis, most of the poor can not even afford to comply with distancing policies. In this webinar, the third in our series covering the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite epidemiologist Pandu Riono from Universitas Indonesia to talk about the social distancing intervention controversy in Indonesia. Next, we will listen to economist Manoj Pandey from ANU/UPNG about the pros and cons of lockdown policy in India. Finally, health and medicine scholar I Nyoman Sutarsa from ANU College of Health and Medicine will discuss the implication of restriction policies to the poor and possible ways to balance the tension between public health risk and economic risk.

The space for this Webinar is 500 participants. Please try to join before 12.50pm to avoid disruption and please update your Zoom name and institution.

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