Take Note! Anies Extends Jakarta's PSBB Until 8 February: Mall Closes At 20.00 WIB
The Governor of DKI Jakarta, Anies Baswedan. (Photo: BNPB)

JAKARTA - The Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta has decided to extend large-scale social restrictions (PSBB). This decision was made into the Governor's Decree No. 51/2021 which was signed by DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan on Friday, January 22.

This is in line with the activities of Restricting Community Activities (PPKM) in Java and Bali, whose implementation has been extended until February 8 to reduce the COVID-19 cases.

"To determine the extension of the enforcement, time frame, and restrictions on activities outside the home of large-scale social restrictions for 14 days from January 26, 2021 to February 8, 2021," it was quoted as saying in the Pergub.

Furthermore, through this Kepgub, Anies also requested that all parties continue to implement health protocols to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

Regarding restrictions on activities outside the home, this Kepgub still regulates that offices are still obliged to apply 75 percent of their employees to work from home or work from home (WFH). While the rest are allowed to work from the office.

Teaching and learning activities are also determined to be carried out online. Meanwhile, related to restaurant activities, such as food stalls, restaurants, cafes, restaurants, street vendors, and stalls in assisted locations and temporary locations, they must limit their visitors to 25 percent.

However, the time to eat at the place or dine-in is now longer, namely until 20.00 WIB. If the dine-in time has run out, restaurants and places to eat are still allowed to receive delivery or take away messages according to their operating hours.

In addition, there are also additional opening hours for malls or shopping centers. If previously shopping centers were required to close at 19.00 WIB, now they can close later at 20.00 WIB.

As previously reported, the PPKM extension which culminated in the extension of the PSBB in DKI Jakarta was ordered by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi).

"Earlier, Mr. President asked that the restrictions on community activities be continued from February 26 to February 8," said Chairman of the Committee for Handling COVID-19 and National Economic Recovery Airlangga Hartarto in the Presidential Secretariat Youtube broadcast, Thursday, January 21.

This extension was made because the average occupancy rate of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in hospitals on the islands of Java and Bali reached more than 70 percent.

"As stated, the limited ICU, above 70 percent, resulted in and became the basis for the government to extend the PPKM," he said in a different event.

Airlangga hopes that during the extension of the PPKM period there will be concrete steps to reduce the ICU filling rate in Java and Bali hospitals. For example, by adding more ICU rooms as ordered by Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin.

"We hope that during the extension there will be reallocation or additional space as requested by the Minister of Health. We hope that there will be an additional volume of beds or isolation rooms in government hospitals, state-owned enterprises, and local governments," he said.

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