Jakartans, there will be no more going to the cinema or doing other recreational activities — for the next couple of weeks, at least — with the capital tightening restrictions following an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases.
Jakarta’s Tourism and Creative Economy Agency yesterday released a decree as the Jakarta Provincial Government began to enforce localized restrictions under the Micro Enforcement of Restrictions on Public Activities (Micro PPKM) protocol.
Recreational venues such as cinemas, museums, galleries, waterparks, and other tourist attractions are prohibited from operating until at least July 5. Cinemas throughout Jakarta have been reopened under limited seating regulation since late last year.
Under this current phase of Micro PPKM, workplaces in red zones are required to limit office capacity to 25 percent and dine-in service in restaurants is capped at 25 percent, among other restrictions. Roadblocks are also set up to limit mobility in 10 high density areas from 9pm to 4am daily.
Micro PPKM refers to a set of restrictions on public activities that are enforced with the help of officials from the smallest tier of regional governance, namely neighborhood units (RT) and community units (RW). The protocol applies to all areas considered to be red zones (high COVID-19 caseload) and orange zones (medium COVID-19 caseload).