Indonesia to tighten social restrictions in Java, Bali for two weeks

JAKARTA,  The Indonesian government will tighten restrictions on movement of people in Java and Bali for two weeks as of Jan. 11 to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19, a senior minister said here on Wednesday.

The restrictions include limiting people working in offices, resuming online learning activities, limiting capacity of worship places, and changing operation hours for shopping malls as well as public transportation.

“We decided that this limitation on the movement of people is in place on January 11-25, and we will continue to evaluate the measures taken,” the country’s Chief Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

He made that statement after participating in a limited cabinet meeting led by President Joko Widodo at the State Palace.

While restricting the movement of people, the government will closely monitor the implementation of three main public health protocols: wearing masks, maintaining distancing, and washing hands.

Personnel from public order agencies, the police and the military are to be involved in monitoring the implementation of the health protocols at public places.



Source: China – ASEAN Business Council

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