The president of Indonesia Joko Widodo has asked the end year holidays and the replacement of Idul Fitri leave in December be reduced.
He said, if the holidays were too long, it could trigger an increase amount of COVID-19 cases, so economic activity begun weaken again.
In normal conditions, holidays usually encourage community activities to interact with each other.
Meanwhile, the long holidays during the pandemic can to increase the cases of Covid-19, but do not improve the economy.
Sri Mulyani also explained, in the first month of the fourth quarter, namely October, the number of working days was shorter than last year.
In October 2020, the number of working days was only 19 days, while last year it was 23 days.
In fact, the long holiday at weekend in October 2020 caused export-import activity at the port to be slightly disrupted. And the economic activity has also declined, as can be seen from the decline in electricity consumption in the business sector.