The government and the House of Representatives have decided to delay deliberations over labor provisions within the omnibus bill on job creation, resulting in the cancellation of an earlier plan by labor unions to hold mass street protests despite the coronavirus outbreak. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Friday that the government had reached a deal with the House to delay the labor reform, adding that it was in line with the “government’s wish”. “This will provide us with the opportunity to explore substantial issues within the bill and also to accommodate input from stakeholders,” Jokowi said in a taped video announcement.