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Follow here for the latest news about the COVID-19 in Indonesia (07 April 2020 - 10 April 2020 update)

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The news summaries below has been compiled by JAC Consulting to provide you with the latest and most up-to-date news on the COVID-19 situation in Indonesia.

Disclaimer: The summary of news and updates made by JAC shown on this website are sourced from third party news articles. The summaries are made solely for reference and to provide general information on the current COVID-19 situation in Indonesia.

Consult here the latest updates about the status of the Covid-19 in Indonesia:

*下記の情報はそれぞれのニュースソースより、JAC Consultingがピックアップし、インドネシアのCOVID-19の状況を随時アップデートしています。

This is Part 2 of JAC's summary updates. The previous and latest summary updates may be found in the following link

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10/04/2020 15:16 WIB

The Indonesian government has decided to change the eid fitr joint leave from May to the end of 2020. The shift was made so that people do not go home next month due to social restrictions that are done to prevent the spread of the corona virus. This stipulation was stated in the revised Joint Decree (SKB) of the Minister of Religion, Minister of Manpower, and Minister of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform No. 391 in 2020, number 02 in 2020, and number 02 in 2020. The joint leave of Eid was shifted to 28, 29.30 and 31 December 2020.

Source: CNN Indonesia

09/04/2020 16:12 WIB

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said the Greater Bandung Area was prepared for the submission of the implementation of Large Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) to the Ministry of Health. Ridwan said that according to the distribution map, the planned implementation of the PSBB may be in the Greater Bandung Area next week. Greater Bandung area includes several regions, including Bandung City, Bandung Regency, Cimahi City, and West Bandung Regency.

Source: CNN Indonesia

09/04/2020 15:33 WIB

President Joko Widodo gave out social assistance funds for citizens of lower income in Jakarta who have been affected by the corona virus outbreak. The allocated budget amounts to Rp. 2.2 trillion for 2.6 million people or 1.2 million families with a sum of 600 thousand per month for 3 months. Jokowi added that social assistance was also given to residents of Depok, Bogor, Tangerang and Bekasi.
Assistance will be given to 1.6 million people or 576 households in the amount of Rp. 600 thousand a month for three months. For people outside of the Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi) area, a total of 9 million families will be provided with Rp. 600,000 per month for 3 months.

Source: Tempo News

09/04/2020 12:11 WIB

The Governor of South Sulawesi, Nurdin Abdullah, will not propose Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurdin will first distribute assitance through social security programs to residents who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. After a coordination meeting with the Regional Leadership Coordination Forum (FORKOMPIDA) on today (09/04), he stated that several requirements of the PSBB are being reviewed and that setting up social safety nets will be the priority of the administration.

Source: Detik News

09/04/2020 11:33 WIB

Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta will regulate transportation restriction policies. Transport capacity will be reduced during this period of PSBB, except for the transportation of priority goods. These goods include medical, health and sanitation needs, staple goods, food, vegetables and drink that will be distributed to markets and supermarkets. In addition, transportation for the circulation of money, oil or gas fuels, industrial raw materials, imported and exported goods, freight forwarding services, employee shuttle bus transportation and ferry boat transportation will continue.

Source: Detik News

09/04/2020 09:18 WIB

The Vice Governor of Papua, Kleme Tingal, has said that the Papua administration has raised the status in Papua from warning into emergency regarding COVID-19. The status will be in effect from April 9th until May 6th 2020. The Vice Governor stated that the change in status is linked to the increase of Papuans infected with COVID-19, reaching 45 infected people and 5 fatalities as of today(09/04). He states that school and workplace activities will continue to be don at home until 23 April, extended from the previous 14 April date. Specifically for activities in the field of health, agriculture, energy, communication, finance, logistics and staple goods, these activities will continue to operate. The Government Spokesperson for the handling of COVID-19, Achmad Yurianto, has said that the regions of Sorong, Fakfak, West Papua and Mimika has applied for the implementation of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB).

Source: CNN Indonesia

09/04/2020 08:26 WIB

The State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry has said that Indonesia’s Covid-19 Task Force plans to distribute equipment for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to 12 of the country’s 34 provinces to help detect the virus. The regions that will receive the test kits are Jakarta, West Java, Banten, Central Java, East java, Bali, Lampung, South Sumatra, North Sumatra, East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan and Papua. Health authorities in Indonesia have tested more than 15.000 samples so far. As of Wednesday April 8th 2020, the government has recorded 2.956 cases nationwide with 240 fatalities.

Source: Jakarta Post

09/04/2020 08:02 WIB

Thursday April 9th ​​2020 - The Traffic Directorate of Regional Metro Jaya (DKI Jakarta) Police held Operation Jaya Safety 2020 for 14 days in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak. The operation will be from 6 April to 19 April 2020. Operation Jaya Safety 2020 aims to increase public awareness in orderly traffic. The Directorate aims to increase public knowledge about the prevention of Covid-19. Previously, DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that the PSBB policy in the Capital City will take effect on Friday 10 April.

Source: CNN Indonesia

08/04/2020 15:30 WIB

The Vice President, Ma’ruf Amin, has held a video conference with the Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil, the Governor of DKI Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, and the Governor of Banten, Wahidin Halim, discussing the development in the effort against COVID-19. The Vice President’s Spoesperson, Masduki Baidlowi, stated that the conference was not done to set any decisions, but to receive information and inputs from each regional administration, as any decision will be in the hands of the President. Both Ridwan and Wahidin both put forward that the handling of COVID-19 in their respective regions by Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) should be integrated with DKI Jakarta. Their input was based on the fact that some areas in West Java and Banten fall under the COVID-19 epicentrum in the Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang Bekasi) area. Ma'ruf has forwarded the proposal to implement PSBB in the affected West Java and Banten areas to the Head of the COVID-19 Task Force, Doni Monardo, to be considered and further discussed.

Source: Suara News

08/04/2020 14:44 WIB

The City Government of Depok has begun to limit the operating hours of retail stalls and super markets in its area to prevent the spread of the corona virus (Covid-19). This restriction is stated in Circular Number 443/172-Huk/Disperdagin concerning Regulation of Business Activities. In the letter, stall and minimarket operating hours start at 08.00-20.00 WIB. Meanwhile, for retail and supermarket operating hours start at 11.00-21.00 WIB. Depok City Mayor Mohammad Idris requested that minimarkets or supermarkets in Depok City can take preventive measures, such as providing hand sanitizers, washing hands, limiting shopping hours to a maximum of 1 hour, to checking body temperature for buyers.

Source: CNN Indonesia

08/04/2020 14:20 WIB

The City Government of Depok, West Java, has decided to immediately propose the application of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in dealing with the spread of COVID-19, following DKI Jakarta, which had already submitted a PSBB and was approved by the Minister of Health, Terawan Agus Putranto. Depok Mayor, Mohammad Idris, said that as DKI Jakarta has set its PSBB measures, the orientation to implement PSBB has shifted to the Bogor, Depok and Bekasi areas,

Source: CNN Indonesia

08/04/2020 13:26 WIB

PT Moda Raya Terpadu (MRT) Jakarta will change its operational schedule following the implementation of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta to overcome the spread of the corona virus (Covid-19). Changes to the schedule will begin on Friday 10 April. PT MRT Jakarta Corporate Secretary Division, Muhammad Kamaludin, stated that the change in Jakarta MRT operating hours from 06:00 to 18:00 will take effect starting Friday 10 April 2020. Kamal said there is no significant difference in the policies that MRT Jakarta had previously applied in regards to the PSBB. The MRT will still implement a social distancing policy in each car. The obligation to use masks, temperature checks and limiting the maximum number of people on each train to 60 will still be in effect.

Source: CNN Indonesia

08/04/2020 09:28 WIB

Polda Metro Jaya ensured that there will be no road closures when implementing the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in DKI Jakarta in suppressing the spread of the corona virus (COVID-19). The application of PSBB is valid from Friday 10 April until the next 14 days. "There is no road closure since it is PSBB which is physical distancing, is not lockdown or quarantine," Metro Jaya Police Public Relations Head Commissioner Yusri Yunus stated. DKI Jakarta Transportation Agency Head Syafrin Liputo also ensures that there would be no road closure during the PSBB implementation, both leading to and from the Capital City.

Source: CNN Indonesia

08/04/2020 05:12 WIB

Regarding the Large Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) which will take effect on Friday 10 April 2020 in DKI Jakarta, the Governor of DKI Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, will restrict public transportation services. Operating hours and passenger numbers will be reduced. "The hours of operation are limited to 6 am to 6 pm. This applies to all public vehicles operating in Jakarta, "said Anies. In addition, the maximum number of passengers in one transportation is also reduced, all public transportation can only carry 50 percent of the capacity of one public vehicle.

Source: Suara News

08/04/2020 03:05 WIB

The Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), Rosan Roeslani, has said that business players expect the COVID-19 pandemic to peak around June before seeing major improvement in September. He adds, however, that the economic recovery pandemic would last until 2021 or even the next two years. As President Joko Widodo announced a public health emergency with a large-scale social distancing policy, some manufacturers have stopped production, such as carmakers Suzuki Indonesia and Honda Indonesia. Rosan adds that Businesses should maintain liquidity and cash flow and halt nonessential spending to avoid layoffs. The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Association (AKUMINDO) chairman, Ikshan Ingratubun, has said that the government needs to prepare stimulus for small businesses that employ daily workers from economic shock. Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to slow to 2.3 percent this year, and contract by 0.4 percent under the worst case scenario, according to government estimates.

Source: Jakarta Post

07/04/2020 21:25 WIB

DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has announced that Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) will be implemented in Jakarta, effective starting Friday, April 10, 2020. Related to the Implementation of the PSBB, it will be applied for the next 14 days. Previously, Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto approved the implementation of PSBB for DKI Jakarta. The PSSB for DKI Jakarta is contained in a letter from the Minister of Health for the Provincial Government numbered HK.01.07 / Menkes / 239/2020. The letter states that the DKI Jakarta Government is obliged to conduct large-scale social restrictions in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and to consistently encourage and promote clean living.

Source: Kumparan News

07/04/2020 12:07 WIB

The rapid increase in the number of people with Covid-19 in recent weeks has made people more alert. This condition made the government issued a policy suggesting people to Work From Home (WFH). Related to this, BPJS Employment (BPJAMSOSTEK) ensures that the protection of Work Accident Insurance will cover workers in companies that apply Work From Home (WFH) work system adjustments. According to the Managing Director of BPJAMSOSTEK, Agus Susanto, even though WFH is implemented occupational risks still remain. As Agus stated, “Workers must still feel safe and calm wherever they are."

Source: Kompas News

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