Physical distancing is not a luxury everyone can afford, according to Yeni Rosa Damayanti, Chairperson of the Indonesian Mental Health Association, the current pandemic-related conditions in mental institutions in the archipelagic state are quite worrisome.In many institutions, there are about 20 to 30 people with disabilities living in one room.

She warned that under current circumstances, mental institutions in Indonesia may turn into “a perfect petri dish for coronavirus outbreaks”.

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