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Coronavirus exposes hidden struggles of poor Indonesian-Chinese families

Indonesian-Chinese mum Shinta Lie, 33, has been trying to make ends meet by selling fish crackers and facial tissues for about US$1 in Jakarta, with her husband and three young children in tow.The sole breadwinner has no choice but to take them along. Her husband, 40, lost his sight four years ago, and there is no one to look after the family if she leaves them at home.As the coronavirus ravages Indonesia – which has recorded some 194,100 cases and Southeast Asia’s highest death toll of more…

Read the original article at South China Morning Post

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