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Follow here for the latest news about the COVID-19 in Indonesia (30 April 2020 - 3 May 2020 update)

Posted over 1 year ago by JAC Consulting

Covid 19 Indonesia

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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。

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03/05/2020 22:08 WIB

PT. Kereta Commuter Indonesia has stated that starting Monday, May 4, 2020, over-capacity trains will not depart from the stations. VP of Corporate Communications, Anne Purba, stated that trains will only depart with a maximum of 60 percent capacity. The trains will be fitted with marks to separate passengers. This policy is in response to the news of 3 COVID-19 positive passengers in the Bogor-Jakarta line. 

Source: Tempo News

03/05/2020 20:17 WIB

The head of the Transportation and Infrastructure Division of the Association of Express Delivery, Post and Logistic Services (Asperindo), Hari Sugiandi, has complained that a number of passenger airlines are offering prices below market level for cargo delivery services. He stated that market air cargo delivery prices are set at Rp. 77.300 per Kg, while the passenger airlines are selling their services at Rp. 53.000 per Kg. He stated that the industry is experiencing higher competition as practically all passenger flights are focusing on cargo deliveries.

Source: Tempo News

03/05/2020 14:48 WIB

PT. Pelayaran Indonesia III (Persero) also known as Pelindo III, has recoded an increase of the flow of ships and containers in 43 ports managed by it during the COVID-19 pandemic. President Director of Pelido III, Doso Agung, has stated that in the 43 ports operated by Pelindo III, there has been an increas of 1.6 million TEUs compared to the previous year. regarding the flow of ships, Pelindo II recroded an inrease of 3 percent, or 94.7  million GT compared to the previous year. According to Doso, the growth is a result of the stimulus given to logistic companies by Pelindo II as a means of increasing export and import activites.

Source: Kompas News

02/05/2020 19:45 WIB

Coordinating Minster of Politics, Law and Security, Mahfud Md, stated that at this moment, the government is considering the relaxation of the Large-Scale Social Restriction policies. He said that there has been many complaints from the people regarding the difficulties faced, such as  in receiving income and grocery shopping. Mahfud stated that the PSBB relaxation might open up some stores, while still keeping health protocols in place.

Source: Detik News

02/05/2020 19:24 WIB

The Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in the Tangerang Regency, Tangerang City and South Tangerang City has officially been extended until May 17, 2020. The PSBB extension is regulated in Banten Gubernatorial Decree Number 443/Kep.149-Huk/2020.  The Governor of Banten, Wahidin Halim, has stated that there has been a decrease in COVID-19 infections in the grater Tangerang Area ever since the implementation of the PSBB, and hopes the trend will continue with the extension of the policy.

Source: CNN Indonesia

02/05/2020 16:20 WIB

Bogor Regent, Ade Yasin, has complained that many factories in the Bogor Regency are still operating during the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB). Ade said that these factories are operating with the operational license given by the Ministry of Industry to produce goods for export-import purposes. He also states that there is a contradiction between the regional regulations with the ministerial regulation regarding the operation of business activities. Although the regional administration can not stop the operation of these factories, they will still remind them of the implemetnation of health protocols in the workplace.

Source: Kompas News

01/05/2020 21:29 WIB

The Minister of Health, Terawan Agus Putranto, has agreed for the implementation of a province-wide Large-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) in West Java. The spokesperson of the COVID-19 Task Force, Achmad Yurianto confirmed this after the proposal has been put forward by the West Java Governor, Ridwan Kamil. As of today, the PSBB in West Java has only been implemented in Bogor, Depok and Bekasi.

Source: CNN Indonesia

01/05/2020 20:37 WIB

The Governor of DKI Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, has stated that there will be another regulation regarding the movement of people to the Jakarta Area. He stated that Jakartans conducting mudik may have difficulties returning to Jakarta as this new regulation is set in place to restrict mudik travel from Jakarta. 

Source: Kompas News

01/05/2020 09:24 WIB

The Ministry of Transportation will issue another regulation regarding sanctions in regard to the mudik ban, as regulated under Minister of Transportation Regulation Number 25 of 2020. Spokesperson of the Ministry of Transportation, Adita Irawati, stated that the ban will still be in place, but a Director General Circular Letter will be released regulating sanctions. As of today, sanctions for the mudik ban are still the same as that of the Large-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB). The Circular Letter will also regulate the provision of transportation services for emergency situations.

Source: Tempo News

30/04/2020 16:07 WIB

The DKI Jakarta One-Stop Administration Service (Samsat) will temporarily exempt all fines for late vehicle tax payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Section Head of Marthinus Adhitya of the Jakarta Metro Police confirmed that this policy will be in effect from April 3, 2020, until May 29, 2020. He also added that in the Banten areas (Tangerang, BSD and Ciledug) the same policy will be in effect from April 1, 2020, until August 30, 2020, while in West Java the policy will be from March 2, 2020, until 31 May, 2020. Marthinus added that if needed, there will be an extension to the exemption.

Source: Detik News

30/04/2020 15:36 WIB

The government has decided to provide relief to the Employee Social Insurance (Jamsostek) premium in order to assist companies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, stated that the Jamsostek premium will be cut by 90 percent for a period of 3 months, with a possible extension of 3 more months. This relief is given to 116 thousand companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of saving as much as Rp. 12.36 trillion for the affected companies.

Source: CNN Indonesia

30/04/2020 14:52 WIB

During a meeting to discuss COVID-19 mitigation in the field of labor, President Joko Widodo reminds all that the government economic stimulus policy will only be given to companies which did not terminate any workers. He stated that the economic stimulus which included, among others, tax incentives, sosial assistance programs and credit restructuration, is given in order to dissuade companies from laying off their employees. He also added that the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs will prioritize workers who had been laid off in receiving their pre-employment cards.

Source: Tempo News

30/04/2020 07:48 WIB

The government has provided some relief to those wishing to travel during the mudik ban. Head of Data and Information for the National Disaster Response Agency, Agus Wibowo, has stated that citizens are allowed to travel for mudik during the Covid-19 pandemic as long as they carry proper documents stating their condition. The documents must explain the emergency situtation of travelling and may be issued by the Department of Transportation, the Regional Police or the Task Force for the Acceleration of the Handling of COVID-19. Furthermore, the Head of Traffice Operations of the National Police, Benyamin, explained that mudik travellers must show the documents and explain to officers in the designated checkpoints regarding the emregency natuer of their travel.

Source: CNN Indonesia

30/04/2020 07:00 WIB

Tangerang Mayor, Arief R. Wismansyah, will extend the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in Tangerang until May 15, 2020. The Mayor has decided to extend the PSBB, which was previously scheduled to end by May 1, 2020, because of the increase of COVID-19 infections in Tangerang City. Checkpoints will also be established in places with a lot of traffic, such as markets. The Tangerang City administration will also establish a rapid response unit to assist people who have come into contact with COVID-19 patients.

Source: Tempo News

30/04/2020 05:15 WIB

Following the extension of the Large-Scale Social Restriction policies in the Bogor, Depok and Bekasi areas (Bodebek) until May 12, 2020, Bogor Regent, Ade, has asked for selections to be done on passengers of the Commuter line (KRL). The Regent has proposed for passenger selections to be implemented to make sure that passengers boarding the train are those who work in the business sectors allowed to operate. He stated that previously the proposal to stop the KRL operations was rejected on the basis that employees of business allowed to operate still ahd to use the trains. The new propsal was put forward to ensure that only those allowed to work are allowed to board the trains.

Source: Detik News

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