Governor Anies Baswedan says Jakarta Micro PPKM set for extension

An officer from the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) reminding a motorist to put on his face mask in West Jakarta. Photo: Twitter/@SatpolPP_DKI
An officer from the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) reminding a motorist to put on his face mask in West Jakarta. Photo: Twitter/@SatpolPP_DKI

Governor Anies Baswedan said today that the “micro” version of the Enforcement of Restrictions on Public Activities (PPKM) will again be extended in Jakarta. 

The current phase of the Micro PPKM in the capital ends today, containing essentially the same COVID-19 restrictions as PPKM, such as limitations on workplaces, schools, and public gatherings, though enforcement duties have become the joint responsibility of neighborhood units (RT) and law enforcement.

“It has been announced by the central government that there will be an extension [of PPKM], and we will implement it,” Anies said

Anies has yet to specify more details, but previous extensions of the restrictions lasted for two weeks each time. 

For Micro PPKM, the Jakarta Provincial Government went on to relax a number of restrictions, including allowing the opening of tourist and leisure attractions. The government is currently reviewing the possibility to reopen karaoke parlors, with dozens of business owners applying for opening permits.

As of yesterday, Jakarta has recorded 386,466 COVID-19 cases, including 6,360 deaths.

 

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