Indonesia’s capital Jakarta has seen a wave of shopping mall and restaurant closures in the last three weeks in reaction to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The first well-known food-and-beverage (F&B) outlet in the city to feel the brutal impact of the crisis was Amigos, an independent Mexican restaurant.

Indonesia’s first two confirmed Covid-19 cases on 2 March 2 March The Guardian First coronavirus cases confirmed in Indonesia amid fears nation is ill-prepared for outbreak Read more were tenuously linked to the 40-year-old restaurant.


Nadine Freischlad

Nadine is based in Indonesia. She covers Southeast Asia's super apps, the changing nature of work and employment, and other structural shifts happening as a result of digital disruption.

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