RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE
Greater Jakarta next plans on controlling COVID-19.
- The local government of Jakarta has decided to extend the period of Large Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) and declared the month of June as transition period into ‘new normal’. During this period, social and economic activities could be carried out with special protocols, e.g. a maximum of 50% occupancy in offices. On top of that, the Jakarta Provincial Government also plans to conduct a local quarantine of at least 62 Community Units or Rukun Warga (RW) within the ‘red zones’ to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Capital City.
- The Government of Bogor is also planning for a transitional PSBB starting from 4 June. During the transition, the Bogor City Government has adjusted the policy to prepare for the implementation of the ‘new normal’. It is expected that the city will begin to enter new stages. However, the government has not yet issued the regulation as of the time of this reporting.
- The Depok City Government plans to implement local level social restrictions called Social Restrictions of Alert Villages at the Community Unit or RW level upon the expiration of the PSBB. The government claimed to have identified Community Units that are categorised as red zones. Out of the 19 villages with active confirmation cases equal to or greater than 6, there are 31 Community Units that have been determined as Social Restrictions of Alert Villages. Special protocols will be implemented, including procedures for entry and exit, rapid test/PCR examination, case monitoring, independent isolation sweeping, and other programmes. In addition to the 31 Community Units within the red zone, the government is preparing a transition phase to a new normal but on the condition that there are no more surges in COVID-19 cases. This transition will be implemented from 5 June.
- The Minister of Manpower urges local governors in Indonesia to ask business leaders to implement protocols for the prevention of COVID-19 transmission. It is stipulated in Circular Letter No. M/ 7/AS.02.02/V/2020 on the Business Continuity Plan in Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic and the COVID-19 Transmission Prevention Protocol for Companies.
- The Ministry of Health has also released protocols detailing how offices and manufacturers should operate to adapt to changes during the new normal. It is stipulated in Minister Regulation No. HK.01/07/Menkes/328/2020 and Circular Letter No. HK.02.01/Menkes/335/2020 on Protocols to prevent and control COVID-19 disease in the workplace, offices, factories and public places.The Home Ministry has also issued protocols for the implementation of the new normal in crowded places, including ordering managers of shopping centers and markets to develop their own protocols to enforce strict physical distancing and encourage cashless transactions.