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Population mobility patterns and early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia


  • Aditya Lia RAMADONA
  • Risalia Reni ARISANTI
  • Anis FUAD
  • Muhammad Ali IMRON
  • Citra INDRIANI
  • Riris Andono AHMAD


population mobility, emerging infectious diseases, COVID-19, social media, big data, public health policy, population mobility, emerging infectious diseases, COVID-19, social media, big data, public health policy


Understanding population mobility could facilitate the intervention to prevent the rapid geographical spread of emerging infectious diseases. Here we describe how the patterns of population mobility can be associated with the number of COVID-19 cases and, therefore, could be used to develop a simulation for the potential path of disease spreading. Our analysis of country-scale population mobility networks is based on a proxy network from social media, which we incorporated in a model to reproduce the spatial spread of the early stage COVID-19 epidemic in Indonesia.


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