"Until now we have not heard that the Covid-19 pandemic vaccine was discovered, today the government may still have money. But if until September to say, it will continue for the longest next year, Covid-19 has not been handled, maybe our state budget is very heavy and can even make the country look for new loans. or provide bonds, "Teten said in Jakarta.
He further explained, people cannot forever shut themselves up at home. Moreover, said Teten, the state budget is also affected if the community does not move.
"Today, the government until September still has money, it still has resources, but if we cannot finish handling COVID-19 until September and continue next year, I think the pressure on the state budget will be very heavy," he said.
He added, the government will have difficulty finding new loans, plus issuing debt securities is also not easy. So that community activities related to reviving the economy must begin to be considered.
"If business activities are stopped for so long, surely to start a new activity certainly requires a large working capital, there are untreated machinery, human resources and so on, it certainly requires a large cost," he concluded.