Although there were claims that the Corona virus did not affect much in industrial areas, including the East Java Industrial Zone of JIIPE, Airlangga Hartanto as Minister of Industry actually stated that the spread of the Corona virus was very influential on the industrial sector.
Transmission of the Corona virus which is fairly rapid and massive, according to Airlangga, can lead to new uncertainties that affect industrial activities in industrial areas, including the East Java Industrial Zone, JIIPE.
So far the industrial sector, including the industrial estate, has contributed about 20 percent of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019. With the spread of the Corona virus, this has caused the economy in China to be unstable, leading to relations between China and Indonesia in the industrial sector has also been disrupted, one of which is in the East Java Industrial Zone JIIPE sector.
Keep in mind, until now the deadly virus has caused at least 3,348 fatalities from a total of 97,885 people infected. Corona virus that originated from China has spread in various countries, including Indonesia, which has just announced that 4 people tested positive for Corona virus.