RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE

Government permits reopening of socio-economic activities in stages.

MEASURES

  • The country has seen improvement in the control of cases and the government continues to strengthen 3T (testing, tracing and treatment) efforts as part of the long-term strategy to combat COVID-19.
  • The community-level public activity restrictions enforcement (PPKM) is extended in Java and Bali until 4 October.
  • The COVID-19 Handling Task Force remains cautious on the reopening of large-scale activities and the permission for large-scale activities can only be granted if the case conditions around the area where the event is being held are under control.
  • The measures for each type of activity is provided in the Instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs (InMendagri) No. 43 for the Java – Bali Region and No. 44 of 2021 for the non Java – Bali region.
  • The measures stipulated in the Instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs provides capacity management of activities and guidance that can be introduced according to the regional level per district or city.
  • The implementation of PPKM has affected mobility and economic activities and these have impacted purchasing power of consumers. While prices of commodities remain stable, the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) responded that it is not the only factor that determines the population’s affordability and declining purchasing power needs to be watched out as well as this can affect nutrient consumption by the population.