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The “Stay-at-Home” Economy

In the short time span of more or less three months, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the world to adapt. Amid uncertainty, mitigation efforts are needed to ensure the economy continues.

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Naira (left) and Raina, first graders at SD Dharma Karya elementary school in South Tangerang, reda Islamic Religious Education materials while taking a year-end assessment exam online at their home in Cinangka, Sawangan, Depok, West Java, on Tuesday (2/6/2020). Online exams are being held because schools remain closed due to social restrictions to prevent COVID-19 transmission.

In the short time span of more or less three months, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the world to adapt. Amid uncertainty, mitigation efforts are needed to ensure the economy continues. In this situation, major universities in the world are among the first to move to online learning and working from home to break the chain of virus transmission.

The working-from-home situation is part of a long journey in search of a way to share information between computers in one system in one work environment. The technology was developed in the US in the early 1960s, which was later followed by the development of email.

Editor: Syahnan Rangkuti
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