Indonesia Has 270 Million People—and One of the World’s Lowest Covid-19 Testing Rates – The Wall Street Journal

Seven months since its first coronavirus case was reported, the world’s fourth most populous country is still largely flying blind.

Indonesia, an archipelago nation of 270 million people, has tested a smaller share of its population than every other major economy. It has conducted Covid-19 tests on eight out of every 1,000 people—fewer than less-developed Philippines, which has tested 34 people per 1,000, according to Our World in Data, a nonprofit research project based at the University of Oxford.