The Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan officially implemented strict large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) as active cases increased in the capital.
This restriction follows up on the decision of the central government which began on 11-25 January 2020. This strict PSBB decision is stipulated by the Governor of Jakarta Decree No. 19/2021 on Enforcement, Duration, and Limitation of Large-Scale Social Restrictions on Outdoor Activities and the Governor Regulation No. 3/2021 on Overcoming COVID-19 (both attached in Bahasa).
There are at least 10 points of restriction in Jakarta. These restrictions are also stricter than the transitional PSBB.
Following are details of the implementation of the Strict PSBB in 11-25 January 2020:
- The workplace implements 75 percent of its capacity on a Work From Home basis;
- Teaching and learning is still done remotely;
- The essential sector can run at 100 percent with strict health protocols;
- The construction sector can run at 100 percent with strict health protocols;
- Shopping centers will continue to be closed at 7 PM;
- Restaurants can only accept dine-in until 7 PM with a capacity of 25 percent. However, take away can operate 24 hours or according to its specified operating hours;
- Places of worship are still limited to a capacity of 50 percent;
- Public facilities and all socio-cultural activities are temporarily suspended;
- Health facilities can still run at 100 percent capacity with health protocols;
- Public transportation can continue to operate as it is currently but with capacity restrictions.
Even though these principles are familiar, continued Anies, it does not mean that everyone can let their guard down in the face of future restrictions. “In fact, at this time we have to be very strict. We are together to ensure that the likelihood for additional cases can be reduced until the vaccine is evenly distributed to all of us,” he said, Saturday (9/1).
He also reminded residents to maintain the ‘3M discipline’, namely the wearing of masks, washing hands with soap, and maintaining distance from crowds. The simple step, he said, would be of great help to health workers who are vital in the fight against the pandemic.
“We may be bored and lax. However, remember, we are facing an enemy that knows no boredom, remember that our health workers are very tired and also on the threshold of its capacity. Every day they risk their health and that if their families to save us. They too have struggled for months, and still have to keep fighting going forward. We help them. We take care of them,” he added.
- The COVID-19 Handling Task Force issued Circular No. 1/2021 on Provisions for Domestic Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which takes effect from 9 January to 25 January 2021. This Circular Letter provides a guideline on domestic travel for persons from and to Java Island, Bali Island, and other areas. This Circular stipulates among others, antigen rapid test random check, requirements for the rapid test, electronic Health Access Card, sampling period, health protocol, and procedures for the testing result. The issuance of this Circular Letter was considered necessary due to the high level of COVID-19 transmission in Indonesia, which is marked by the positivity rate, active cases, and the addition of positive cases at the national level. In addition, during the pandemic, the spread of COVID-19 has the potential to increase due to people’s propensity to travel. The Head of the COVID-19 Task Force, Doni Monardo, emphasized that the travel provisions for people were prepared with the intent of being a travel guide for people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the criteria and requirements were prepared with the aim of increasing the application of health protocols. “The scope of this Circular Letter is a health protocol for Domestic Travellers (PPDN) who use all modes of transportation for all parts of Indonesia,” said Doni as quoted from the Cabinet Secretary page (9/1).
- As per Monday, 11 January 2021, at 1 pm, the official number of COVID-19 positive patients in Indonesia is recorded at 828,026 with 681,024 recovered and 24,129 deaths.
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