Public health emergency was declared by the President and large-scale social restriction measures are enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19.


  • Government regulation on “large-scale social restrictions” and presidential decree on “public health emergency status”were signed
  • Cities and provinces are allowed to shut down non-essential services
  • Curfew has been enacted in several cities across the country
  • Mitigation steps included financial aid, waiving of electricity bills, funds to keep food and daily necessities affordable
  • The government mandated the food and beverage industry to keep operations to ensure no disruption to food availability and ease of access


  • Ease of raw material importation and logistic distribution from the support and commitment from government to ensure food availability
  • Support from fiscal and non-fiscal policy to ease industry’s burden, especially SMEs. The President signed a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) on 31 March to legitimise more state spending and financial relief efforts.
  • Local food industry urged to implement assertive measures to protect the health of employees, especially those who work in production and distribution lines