Governor Anies Baswedan finalizes sanctions for PSBB violations, including IDR250K fine for not wearing a mask

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan at a press conference on April 13, 2020. Photo: Video screengrab from Youtube/Pemprov DKI Jakarta
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan at a press conference on April 13, 2020. Photo: Video screengrab from Youtube/Pemprov DKI Jakarta

The Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) protocol, enforced to curb the spread of the coronavirus, has been in place in Jakarta since April 10, but there were never any clear guidelines on sanctions for violators. Yesterday, the Jakarta provincial government finally published a Gubernatorial Regulation (Pergub) outlining specific sanctions for those who disobey the partial lockdown measures.

Related — Governor Anies Baswedan explains what’s allowed and what’s not during PSBB in Jakarta

The Pergub, signed by Governor Anies Baswedan on April 30 and published on the website of the Jakarta provincial government’s legal bureau yesterday, outlines numerous fines for individuals, corporations, and institutions that violate PSBB, as summarized below:

  • Individuals who don’t wear a mask in public will be issued a written warning, required to perform community service by cleaning public facilities, or pay a fine of IDR100K-250K
  • Schools or educational institutions that violate temporary suspension order may be given a written warning
  • Active workplaces not exempt from temporary suspension order may be forced to close for the duration of PSBB and be fined IDR5 million-10 million
  • Active workplaces exempt from temporary suspension order that fail to observe health and social distancing protocols may be fined IDR25-50 million
  • Restaurants open other than for takeaway and delivery will be forced to close for the duration of PSBB and fined IDR5-10 million
  • Hotels that remain open will be forced to close for the duration of PSBB and fined IDR25-50 million
  • Construction projects that fail to observe health and social distancing protocols will be fined IDR25-50 million
  • Houses of worship that remain open will be given a written warning
  • Individuals forming a crowd of more than five people in public spaces will be issued a written warning, required to perform community service by cleaning public facilities, or pay a fine of IDR100K-250K each
  • Those who hold social or cultural events that attract huge crowds, without prior dispensation from the administration, will be required to perform community service by cleaning public facilities and fined IDR5-10 million
  • Those who violate a rule wherein cars can’t contain more than half of its capacity in passengers and/or said passengers must wear masks inside the vehicle will be fined IDR500K-1 million, required to perform community service by cleaning facilities, or have the car towed
  • Motorcyclists who carry passengers whom they do not share a house with, and those who don’t wear masks will be fined IDR100K-250K, required to perform community service by cleaning public facilities, or have their vehicle towed
  • App-based motorcycle taxi drivers who transport passengers will be fined IDR100K-250K, required to perform community service by cleaning public facilities, or have their vehicle towed
  • Public transportation owners who violate rules on operation hours, 50 percent passenger cap, and/or mandatory masks for passengers will be fined IDR100K-500K, required to perform community service by cleaning public facilities, or have their vehicle towed

PSBB is in effect in Jakarta until May 22, though it may be extended if the government deems that there is still a substantial spread of the coronavirus in the capital.

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