Large-Scale Social Restrictions in Java and Bali Island

Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Chair of KPC PEN (Covid-19 handling Committee National Economy Recovery), Airlangga Hartarto said the government would restrict community activities in Java-Bali by referring to Government Regulation (PP) 21 of 2020 concerning Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in the Context of Accelerating Handling of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19).

“The implementation of this limitation is carried out in Java-Bali because all provinces meet one of the four established parameters. The government encourages this limitation to be implemented on January 11 – January 25 and will continue to be evaluated,” said Airlangga in a virtual video conference on the Presidential Secretariat Youtube, Wednesday 6 January 2021.

Airlangga explained that all provinces in Java-Bali met one of four parameters to impose restrictions. As for the four parameters, the mortality rate is above the national average (3 percent), then the cure rate is below the national average, which is below 82 percent.

Then the active case rate is below the national active case by 14 percent, and the occupancy rate for hospitals, ICUs, and isolation places is above 70 percent.

“It is expected that from January 11 to 25 the mobility in Java and Bali islands will be closely monitored,” he said.

So with the PSBB in Java and Bali island, the government issued regulations restricting community activities in accordance with PP 21 of 2020, namely as follows:

1. Limiting Work From Office (WFO). WFO only becomes 25% and Work From Home (WFH) becomes 75%.

2. Teaching and learning activities (school) will still be online.

3. The essential sectors of basic needs will still operate 100% but the operating hours will follow health protocols strictly.

4. Limiting the opening hours of shopping centers, aka malls, until 19.00 WIB. For restaurants, eating and drinking at a place is a maximum of 25%, and take away and delivery can still be allowed.

5. Allowing construction activities to continue 100% with strict health protocols and a 50% limit for houses of worship.

6. Public facilities are temporarily closed and modes of transportation are further regulated.

“The Minister of Home Affairs will make a circular to all regional leaders and this was conveyed in a joint meeting with the President and all governors throughout Indonesia,” he concluded.



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