DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan will again tighten Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in line with directions from the central government regarding the Enforcement of Restrictions on Community Activities (PPKM) in the Java and Bali Islands.
This PSBB tightening will be carried out starting 11 January.
This decision was taken by Anies to reduce the rate of increasing active cases and transmission of COVID-19 in Jakarta. Moreover, according to Anies, active cases of COVID-19 in DKI Jakarta have reached 17,833 and is the highest figure for the past nine months.
So seeing the conditions above, he felt the need to tighten again. The activities that will be limited in the restructuring of the PSBB range from the number of people working in offices, operating hours of shopping centers and restaurants to limiting the capacity and operating hours of public vehicles.
He explained, for a workplace or office as many as 75 percent of employees have to work at home. Meanwhile, distance learning activities are still being carried out.
“The essential sectors run 100 percent, then shopping centers only until 19.00 WIB. Activities of restaurants and other restaurants have a capacity of 25 percent and operate until 19.00 WIB,” he explained.
Although restaurants and restaurants can only serve guests until 19.00 WIB, they are still allowed to serve orders to take home or take away according to operating hours.
Furthermore, for places of worship, there is also a capacity limitation of up to 50 percent.
“Public facilities and socio-cultural activities are temporarily suspended, closed. Then, the transportation will run with a capacity limitation of 50 percent and operating hours for public transportation until 20.00 WIB,” he said.
“The details can be seen in the Governor Regulation and the Governor’s Decree which we immediately distribute as well as the infographics conveyed via social media,” added the former Minister of Education and Culture.
Previously reported, the government through the Chairman of the Committee for Handling COVID-19 and National Economic Recovery (KPC-PEN) Airlangga Hartarto decided to implement the PSBB in Java and Bali. The goal is none other than to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
This new policy took effect on January 11 and ends on January 25. This is also part of the government’s anticipation to be aware of the finding of a new variant of COVID-19 which is said to be more contagious.
This decision is in accordance with Government Regulation (PP) Number 21 of 2020 concerning Large-Scale Social Restrictions in the Context of Accelerating Handling of COVID-19.