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Follow here for the latest news about the COVID-19 in Indonesia (27 March 2020 - 07 April 2020 update)

Posted 7 months ago by JAC Consulting

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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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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

07/04/2020 13:50 WIB

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has allocated a budget of Rp 110 billion for handling the Corona virus. The amount is allocated for Indonesian citizens abroad and the central office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is taken from the capital expenditure budget. The Secretary General of the Minsitry of Foreign Affairs, Mayerfras, stated that in the context of COVID handling following the commitment conveyed by the Foreign Minister, a budget of Rp 110 billion has been allocated. According to the plan, Rp. 100 billion will be used to assist Indonesian citizens abroad and Rp. 10 billion will be used for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This budget will be taken from the current capital expenditure reallocation under the instructions of the Foreign Minister and at the request of representatives.

Source: Detik News

07/04/2020 08:20 WIB

The Minister of Health, Terawan Agus Putranto, has approved the proposal from the Governor of DKI Anies Baswedan Jakarta to implement the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB). As a result, the DKI Jakarta administration can take any restrictive measures deemed necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The approval has been signed yesterday night (06/04), as informed by the Head of Media and Public Opinion of the Minstry of Health, Busroni.

Source: Detik News

07/04/2020 07:39 WIB

The use of masks is now not only recommended for those who are sick. All residents who leave the house are asked to use masks to break the chain of the Corona virus. After a limited meeting held on Monday (06/04), the Government Spokesperson for the Handling of COVID-19, stated that starting that day, under the recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO), the use of masks will be implemented for all.

Source: Detik News

06/04/2020 14:45 WIB

Indonesian Police Headquarters again issued regulations related to handling Corona virus outbreaks. In the Secret Telegram numbered ST / 1102 / IV / HUK.7.1 / 2020 dated April 4, the Police contained rules about self-isolation that must be carried out by returning Indonesian migrant workers. Argo said, if the workers did not want to isolate themselves upon arrival in Indonesia, they would be subject to criminal sanctions. "Personnel are obliged to accompany health workers to conduct inspections of newly arrived passengers. As well as carrying out health handling procedures under Law No. 6 of 2018 on Health Quarantine," thus the contents of the Telegram.

Source: Tempo News

06/04/2020 14:14 WIB

Chairman of the COVID-19 Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling Doni Monardo reported the results of a Limited Meeting (Ratas) with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Doni explained that the President stressed the importance of regulating the technical standard in handling COVID-19, so there will not be any difference in the way it is handled and regulated by regional governments and by the central government, or by other regional governments. The President has also ordered that laboratories improve its ability to conduct examinations, both using PCR and other techniques, such as the BSL3 method.

Source: Detik News

06/04/2020 13:19 WIB

The Head of the Task Force for the Acceleration of Covid-19 Handling, Doni Monardo, has said that several regions had proposed proposals to establish Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in suppressing the spread of COVID-19. However, until now no request for a PSBB determination has been granted by the Central Government. The Head of the Task Force asked regional administrations to complete the application with a plan of action for when the PSBB policy has been put in place. As of today (06/04) only the Jakarta administration has publicly announced their proposal to implement PSBB measures.

Source: CNN Indonesia

06/04/2020 11:03 WIB

Online motorcycle taxis are no longer allowed transport people as long as Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) are in effect, while the transport of goods are still allowed, as regulated in the Minister of Health Regulation Number 9 of 2020 concerning PSBB in the effort against COVID-19. The regulation regarding online motorcycles above is included in the guidelines for commercial and private entities exempt from dismissal. 

Source: Detik News

06/04/2020 08:42 WIB

The Head of the DKI Jakarta Transportaion Office has stated The Head of the DKI Jakarta Transportation Office, Syafrin Lupito, has stated that individuals not wearing protective masks will not be allowed on board public transportation vehicles, including the Tranjsakarta Busses, MRT, LRT, KRL, Organda intercity Busses, and Railing Airport Trains. The Head has stated that this agreement will be in place by 12 April 2020. This agreement follows up on the DKI Jakarta Governor’s Letter, dated April 4, 2020, addressed to the President Directors of PT. Tansportasi Jakarta (Transjakarta), PT. MRT Jakarta and PT LRT Jakarta, concerning regulating the use of masks by commuters as a countermeasure against the spread of COVID-19.

Source: Detik News

06/04/2020 05:37 WIB

The Government Spokesperson for the Effort against the Corona Virus, Achmad Yurianto, has stated in a press conference in the Gedung Graha BNPB Building that the social distancing policy in place is not a suggestion to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but is an order. He also reminded people to wash their hands with soap, to use masks and get rid of the habit of touching faxes, mouths, noses and eyes while their hands have not been cleaned. 

Source: CNN Indonesia

06/04/2020 02:16 WIB

Chairperson of the Crescent Star Party (Partai Bulan Bintang), Yusril Ihza Mahendra, assesses that there are gaps in the implementation of Permenkes Number 9 of 2020 concerning Large-Scale Social Limitation Guidelines (PSBB) in the Framework of Accelerating the Handling (Rangka Percepatan Penanganan) of COVID-19. According to him, the Minister of Health Regulation still has not yet regulated the matter of upholding community discipline in implementing the PSBB, since the rules do not regulate sanctions for violations.

Source: CNN Indonesia

05/04/2020 12:00 WIB

The Ministry of Health has published the Minister of Health Regulation Number 9 of 2020 concerning Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) on of the rules regulated is the compulsory protocol in establishing regional PSBB measures by the Regional Government. The Minster of Health will establish PSBB in a region, based on empirical proof and the request of the relevant regional head. If data shows a rapidly increasing rise in cases and local transmissions, the Minster will send a special team to implement the PSBB. The restrictions of the PSBB include the dismissal of schools and workplace environments, while activities in places of worship, public facilities, social and cultural sites, and operation of public transportation will be restricted. An exception will be made to facilities related to safety and security, public order, food needs, fuel and gas, medical services, finance, economy, communication, industry, export and import, distribution, logistics and other basic needs. 

Source: MSN News

04/04/2020 11:40 WIB

The Government Spokesperson for the Effort against the Corona Virus, Achmad Yurianto, has said the Minister of Health Regulation on the details of the Large-scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) has been drafted. This regulation has its basis under Government Regulation Number 21 of 2020 regarding the PSBB in the effort to accelerate the effort against COVID-19. 

Source: Tempo News

03/04/2020 16:39 WIB

The Jakarta adminsitration has allocated an additional Rp. 2 trillion ofr COVID-19 countermeasure, for a total of Rp. 3.03 trillion. Head of the Jakarta Regional Financial Management Body (BPKD), Edy Sumantri, has said the allocated funds are for urgent expenditure, land acquisitions as well as other regional investments. The additional Rp. 2 trillion will be used to overcome the outbreak as well as for social security measures for affected residents. The funds would be given to various agencies, including the health aency, social affairs agency and Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD). The Jakarta adminsitration has also reached out to the Social Affairs Ministry, which agreed to provide Rp. 1 million to each affected family for two months.

Source: Jakarta Post

03/04/2020 14:56 WIB

A number of regions have implemented regional quarantine independently, closing the access to roads to minimize the movement of people and vehicles to reduce the tranmission of the new corona virus. Unfortunately this is hampering various construction project works. Head of the Central National Constructors Association (GAPENSI), Iskandar Z Hartawati, has said that the emergency condition caused by COVID-19 has affected the construction process from being able to run normally, effectively, the quality of construction, and the time of construction. Moreover, the escalation of prices and raw materials has skyrocketed due to the increase in the US dollar exchange rate, especially for imported raw materials.

Source: Detik News

03/04/2020 10:07 WIB

Jakarta Employees who have been terminated due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in DKI Jakarta can register themselves at the Department of Manpower, Transmigration and Energy (Disnakertrans) until Saturday, April 4, 2020. The official Instagram account of the Disnakertrans wrote that those who have been affected may register themselves at the link bit.ly/pendataanpekerjaterdampakcovid19 or by filling out a form downloaded from bit.ly/formulirkartuprakerja and sending an email to disnakertrans@jakarta.go.id. The data will be collected by the Disnakertrans office and submitted to the Coordinating Minstry for Economic Affairs. President Joko Widodo has also issued a policy of accelerating and expanding the implementation of the Pre-employment Card program by providing incentives to those who has been terminated and dismissed workers no longer receiving wages.

Source: Liputan6 News

03/04/2020 09:18 WIB

The Indonesian House of Representatives Commission IX of the Parliament has urged the government to immediately take firm steps to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia, especially from transmissions from abroad, as stated by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Commission IX of the PKB Faction, Nihayatul Wafiroh. In addition to the matter of transmission from abroad, the Parliament also urged the government to protect Indonesian workers (TKI). The government is asked to guarantee protection, provide social assistance programs, and provide Covid-19 tests for workers returning to their home regions. Also improvisation to the services in overcoming corona by increasing hospital capacity, as well as expand health tests for the community.

Source: CNN Indonesia

03/04/2020 05:02 WIB

The Chairman of the Task Force for the Acceleration of the Handling of COVID-19, Doni Monardo, has said that based on data from the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), the spread of the Corona Virus in Indonesia will experience its peak in July 2020. Based on BIN data, in July 2020, the spread of COVID-19 in the country will 106,287 cases. Regarding this, he has said that if preventative measures are taken, hopefully the case will not be as predicted.

Source: Kompas News

02/04/2020 15:28 WIB

DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Rasyid Baswedan, has submitted a proposal to Vice President Ma'ruf Amin to make a special policy for the Jabodetabek area for handling the spread of COVID-19. Furthermore, Anies has stated that his request was made to follow up on Government Regulation Number 21 of 2020 concerning Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in the Framework of Accelerating the Management of COVID-19. Anies has shared that he had sent a letter to President Joko Widodo so that Jakarta could be established as a province with regional quarantine status, although this letter was subsequently denied at the time.

Source: CNN Indonesia

02/04/2020 14:13 WIB

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has decided to not ban people from leaving Jakarta for the Idul Fitri Holidays (Mudik), asking community heads in the regions to quarantine and cater to the needs of the vacationers soon after their arrival. Presidential spokesman, Fadjroel Rachman, stated that the vacationers undergoing mudik must self-isolate for 14 days and will be given "people under observation" (ODP) status, and will be monitored by their respective local administrations. The President has also said he was open to adjusting the dates of the Idul Fitri public holidays in consideration of people who might not be able to return to their hometowns. The President has insisted that the government will not isolate provinces and cities to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, despite calls from public health experts and regional heads to impose a lockdown for "red zone" areas.

Source: Jakarta Post

02/04/2020 13:52 WIB

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartanto, reminds private companies of the obligation to pay for employees' special allowance or THR. Airlangga has said that the THR is mandatory based on prevailing laws and regulations, and the Minsitry of Manpower will prepare further regulations regarding the THR. He also reminds of the the economic stimulus as regulated in Government Regulation in Lieu of Law Number 1 of 2020, where a total of Rp. 405.1 Trillion has been set by the Government to combat the economic effects of the COVID-19. The scope of the stimulus will cover not only the manufacturing industry, but also others that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the tourism and transportation industry. Of the Rp. 405.1 trillion, Rp. 70.1 trillion has been set for tax inscentives and a Business Credit Stimulus, Rp. 150 trillion has been allocated for national economic recovery programs, Rp. 75 trillion for the medical sector, and Rp. 110 trillion has been allocated for the Social Safety Net program.

Source: Tempo News

02/04/2020 13:27 WIB

Employers has asked the government to provide facilitation in the payment of holiday allowances (THR) to employees. This was conveyed because the outbreak of COVID-19 has hampered business activites so that THR adjustments were needed, either by paying only half or in installments. The Sub Directorate Head for Supervision of Working and Wage Break Time Norms of the Ministry of Manpower, Franky Watratan, has said that there has already been talks between the ministries with employer associations and trade unions, and all that remains is to look for the best decision and look at developments in the future. Currently the government is still in discussion with workers and employers.

Source: Detik News

02/04/2020 10:37 WIB

President Joko Widodo has ordered the Minister of Health, Terawan Agus Putranto, to make more detailed regulations regarding which areas may apply the status of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in the framework of preventing further infections of COVID-19. In addition, Terawan was also asked to make rules for regional heads regarding what can be done during the PSBB period. President Joko Widodo has signed Presidential Regulation No. 21 of 2020, a regulation containing seven main articles that ensures every region that wants to quarantine is obligated to obtain the permission of the Minister of Health.

Source: CNN Indonesia

02/04/2020 08:15 WIB

During the field check of the emergency health facilities built in Batam, President Joko Widodo has explained the difference between his interpretation of a lockdown and the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) set in place. The President states that in a lockdown situation, all activites are stopped, while in a PSBB situation, economic activities will still take place. The President also asks for all citizens to be disciplined in keeping their social distance and in practicing practical hygiene.

Source: Detik News

02/04/2020 07:53 WIB

The Public Relations Division Head of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police, Head Commissioner Yusri Yunus, has confirmed that the closure of roads due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Jakarta will await for further orders from the higher ups. As of today (02/04), there are no traffic limitations and closures for public transportation in Jakarta. This statement was said in response to the Jabodetabek Transportation Management Authority (BPTJ) recommendation letter (Circular Letter Number SE.5. BPTJ Tahun 2020) for the limitation of traffic access and the closure of public transportation facilities. The letter, signed by BPTJ head, Polana B Pramesti, recommends the Jakarta area to stop all public transportation services and access to toll roads in the Jabodetabek area.

Source: CNN Indonesia

02/04/2020 07:45 WIB

The Ministry of Manpower has asked all Regional Departments of Manpowers across Indonesia to list all workers who has been laid off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Manpower has planned for these workers to receive a Pre-employment Card. The Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah, has explained that each Department of Manpower head report all laid off workers by name, address, Identifikcation Number, email and job. The MInister has also stated that the Government has changed the policy on Pre-employment Cards,, which originally covered fresh graduates looking for jobs and workers who has been laid off or are will potentially be laid off. The Card wil now cover workers who have been sent home, daily workers who can not make a steady income and micro businesses who have lost their market. Attendees of the program will follow training required by an industry found in the Manpower Information System (SISNAKER).

Source: MSN News

02/04/2020 06:52 WIB

The Central Government through Government Regulation in Lieu of Law No. 1 of 2020 concerning Financial Policy in order to deal with the threat of Corona Virus (COVID-19), explains that companies such as Google, Zoom and Netflix now have to pay taxes in Indonesia. The regulations of these companies must pay taxes in Indonesia is explained in Article 6 which states the Government will collect taxes from trading activities through the electronic system of foreign tax subjects that meet the provisions. If the company does not deposit VAT or Electronic Transaction Tax, the Ministry of Communication and Information can terminate such company's access.

Source: CNBC Indonesia

01/04/2020 16:39 WIB

Various regions have decided to impose a curfew to restrict social activities and the further spread of COVID-19. Balikpapan in East Kalimantan has enacted a curfew from 20:00 until 04:00 WITA. Sikka Regency in East Nusa Tenggara has enacted a curfew starting from 19:00 until 05:00, with a fine of Rp. 1 million for violators. Pekalongan City in Central Java has enforced a curfew starting from 21:00 until 04:00 WIB, effective since April 1, 2020. Aceh Province has a curfew starting from 20:30 until 5:30 that is to last until April 29, 2020. Mataram in West Nusa Tenggara has also enforced a curfew from 20:00 to 06:00 for the next two weeks.

Source: Jakarta Post

01/04/2020 14:38 WIB

Companies in certain regions are obliged to dismiss their employees if a large-scale social limitation to deal with COVID-19 is set in place. This is regulated in Government Regulation No. 21 of 2020. Article 4 of the Regulataion states that large-scale social restrictions include at least the dismissal of school and workplaces, restrictions on religious activities and/or restrictions on activities in public places or facilities. Previously, President Joko Widodo established the Health Emergency Status in Indonesia due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday (31/03). On the same day, he then issued Government Regulation No. 21 of 2020 concerning Large-Scale Social Restrictions in Order to Accelerate the Handling of the Corona Virus Disease 2019. Regency, City and Provincial Governments are asked to follow through with existing laws and to coordinate with the chairman of the COVID-19 Task Force in order to keep all rules and regulations in line with the prevailing laws.

Source: CNN Indonesia

01/04/2020 09:45 WIB

President Joko Widodo has signed Presidential Decree Number 11 of 2020 concerning the Confirmation of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency, and Presidential Regulation Number 21 of 2020 concerning Large Scale Social Restrictions in order to Expedite the Curb of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Coordinating Minsiter of Politics, Law and Security, Mahfud Md, has stated all matters relating quarantines and lockdowns are regulated in the mentioned regulations. He further states that the Central Government has allowed regional government authorities to make regulations regarding the handling of the COVID-19 situation in their respective areas, in accordance to prevailing regulations.

Source: CNN Indonesia

01/04/2020 06:06 WIB

Minister of Law and Human Rights (Menkumham), Yasonna H. Laoly, officially prohibits foreigners from entering or transiting in Indonesian territory in the efforet to suppress the spread of the corona virus (Covid-19). The regulation is written in Minister of Law and Human Rights Regulation No. 11 of 2020 concerning the Temporary Prohibition of Foreigners Entering the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia. This regulation will take effect from April 2, 2020 until an unspecified time. Acting Director General of Immigration, Jhone Ginting, has said the rules on the entry and transit prohibitions had exceptions to a number of foreigners. They include those who have a limited residence permit (KITAS), permanent residence permits (KITAP), holders of diplomatic residence permits and official residence permits. Nevertheless there are conditions that must be met, including having a health certificate in English issued by the health authorities of the origin country, and a period of 14 days must have been spent in a territory or country free of COVID-19.

Source: CNN Indonesia

31/03/2020 15:30 WIB

President Joko Widodo suspended the payment of electricity for 24 million people of low income. The suspension for 450 VA electricity customers was given to reduce the economic impact of the corona virus pandemic. Jokowi has suspended electricity costs for 3 months, namely April, May and June 2020. Also, for 900 VA electricity customers, a subsidy will be given in the form of a 50 percent discount.

Source: CNN Indonesia

31/03/2020 14:34 WIB

A number of cities and regencies have restricted access to main roads as local administrations brace for large-scale social restrictions. As of Sunday (3/29) The Bandung Government has temporarily closed off major roads to restrict the movement of citizens. The West Java Government has recorded a total of 180 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths as of this morning (3/31). Trenggalek Regency in East Java has restricted access to 45 roads connecting it to neighboring regencies, including Ponorogo and Pacitan. East Java has reported 91 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths, although Trenggalek Regency is one of the few Regencies in East Java that have maintained a zero-case status. In Central Java, Semarang City has shut down 5 major roads since Sunday. Central Java has reported 81 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 7 deaths. Balikpapan in East Kailmantan has restricted access to 7 major roads. East Kalimantan has reported 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Medan in North Sumatra has closed down 12 main roads since Saturday (3/28) with more roads to follow as the health emergency continues, according to Medan Traffice Police Chief Commissioner, HM. Reza Chairul Akbar. North Sumatera has confirmed 13 COVID-19 cases and 1 death.

Source: Jakarta Post

31/03/2020 13:24 WIB

Head of the Surabaya City Transportation Department, Irvan Wahyudradjat, has said that he will conduct a strict screening for vehicles and the public in 19 access entrances to the city of Surabaya. According to Irvan, in all 19 access points, only vehicles with a license code number of L, indicating an origin of Surabaya, are allowed to enter the city. Citizens showing a Surabaya ID card will also be allowed. Entry of online application based drivers will be limited in the 19 access points, while vehicles involved in logistics or provision of basic needs, such as medical personnel, government personnel, and those transporting staple goods, food and fuel, will be allowed entry. Currently, the regional quarantine policy is being prepared by the Surabaya City Regional Leadership Forum (FORPIMDA), and is expected to start within the week.

Source: CNN Indonesia

31/03/2020 12:41 WIB

The Indonesian Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi, has stated that a travel ban will soon be effective for foreigners both arriving in Indonesian and those transiting through the country. These restrictions do not apply to holders of work permits, diplomats and other official visitors. The President, Joko Widodo, has also orered officials to step up screening of Indonesian Workers returning from overseas and also foreign nationals visiting or transiting the country to prevent further spread of  the Corona Virus.

Source: Jakarta Post

31/03/2020 11:05 WIB

The Government of Bogor City has tightened access in and out of the City for its citizens and is conducting surveilance of non-local residents in the City of Bogor, as a form of implementation of large-scale social restrictions, as stated by the Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil. In addition, Deputy Mayor of Bogor City, Dedie, appealed to all elements of both the village apparatus and community leaders to carry out socialization on the prevention of COVID-19 to the community, with the note that it prohibits social and religious activites that may cause a crowd. Dedie also states that the Bogor City Government will provide the basic needs of citizens in the event of a regional quarantine.

Source: CNN Indonesia

31/03/2020 10:59 WIB

President Joko Widodo has ordered to restric foreigners from entering Indonesian territory. The restriction is related to the shift in the epicenter of the Corona Virus epidemic (COVID-19), which started in China and has since moved to the United States and several European Countries. For Indonesian citizens who will return from abroad, Jokowi remined the application of health protocols at airports, ports and cross-border posts. Indonesian citizens who do not show COVID-19 symptoms are able to return home to their respective regions, but will have the status of a Monitored Person.

Source: CNN Indonesia

31/03/2020 07:19 WIB

The Ministry of Transportation has canceled the DKI Jakarta Government's intention to prohibit inter-city and inter-provincial buses from entering and leaving the Jakarta area. The ban, which was originally imposed on Monday (3/30) at 18:00 WIB, did not get approval from the Central Government. Director General of Land Transportation of the Minsitry of Transportation, Budi Setiyadi, said the delay was carried out to minimize the economic losses incurred.

Source: CNN Indonesia

31/03/2020 09:53 WIB

The Government of South Tangerang City has extended the emergency response period for the Corona Virus Outbreak until May 29, 2020. Currently, the South Tangerang City Government is still waiting for the decision of the Central Government, including the steps of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government related to a regional quarantine. The South Tangerang City mayor, Airin Rachmi Diany, has stated that the South Tangerang City Government the focus is on handling the South Tangerang region and that a decision regarding quarantine will need deeper consideration. The policies include extending the period of student learning activities at home, while school will resume after Lebaran 2020. The South Tangerang City Government also continues to optimize the appeal to the community to keep their distance by working and worshiping at home.

Source: CNN Indonesia

30/03/2020 09:28 WIB

Two Regencies in the Province of Maluku, Buru and Buru Selatan, will temporarily close all access coming in and out of the area through seaports. The Buru Regent, Ramli Ibrahim Umasugi, has stated that inter-regional sea and land transportation will be restricted for a period of 14 days. This closure is regulated in the Buru Regent Circular Letter Number 360/2111 of 2020. The regent has said that this closure is in line with Presidential Decree Number 7 of 2020 regarding the Team for the COuntermeasures of the Corona Virus and the Directorate General of Sea Transportation Circular Letter Number 13 of 2020 regarding the limitation of passenger ships, logistics transportation and seaports.

Source: CNN Indonesia

31/03/2020 08:25 WIB

The Samarinda Mayor, Syaharie Jaang, plans to close access to and from Balikpapan in the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. As of today, the City Government is in the process of studying the roads to be closed, which includes tol roads heading to Balikpapan from Loa Janan and access through the river, through Sungai Mahakam. These closures will only restrict the movement of personal and people carrying vehicles, while vehicles carrying supplies, goods and logistics will still be allowed.

Source: CNN Indonesia

31/03/2020 08:07 WIB

The Presidential Spokesperson, Fadjroel Rachman, has stated that the Presidential Palace has denied the DKI Jakarta Governor letter asking for the implementation of a Regional Quarantine in Jakarta. The Spokesperson has also stated that Local Government are allowed to implement limited isolation measures in their respective regions. Regarding the Presidential Meeting held yesterday (30/03/2020), the Spokesperson added that in addition to discussing the large-scale social restriction policy (PSBB), plans to publish a Presidential Decree and Presidential Instruction regarding seasonal Homecoming Holidays (Mudik Lebaran) were discussed.

Source: Detik News

31/03/2020 06:33 WIB

The Head of the Indonesian Parliament (DPR), Puan Maharani, has stated that the Parliament has the constitutional duty to keep the implementation of the people's aspirations. This statement points to the fact that discussions on the Draft Omnibus Law may not be stopped, even in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. Various Civil Organizations such as the Indonesian Center for Legal and Policy Study (PSHK) and the Indonesian Legal Assistance Foundation (YLBHI) has stated that the Parliament should focus on the handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, rather than the heavily debated Omnibus Law.

Source: Kompas News

30/03/2020 15:25 WIB

The Department of Transportation of Surabaya, East Java, is currently reviewing plans to implement regional quarantine or restrictions on access to and from Surabaya due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections in the City. Surabaya City has 19 access points in which strict screening for vehicles and the public will be applied, both for those who will enter or exit the City. The policy was reviewed after the Surabaya City Government had found indicators that the Virus transmitters in Surabaya were residents who had just visited from outside the area.

Source: CNN Indonesia

30/30/2020 15:15 WIB

President Joko Widodo has requested that a large-scale social restriction policy (PSBB) be implemented along with the application of a civil emergency to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. The President has asked his minsters to make regulations regulating the implemetnation of the PSBB as a guide for Provincial, District and City Governments, so that Local Governments may follow suit in forming regulations.

Source: CNN Indonesia

30/03/2020 14:50 WIB

The Jakarta Department of Transportaion has issued a notice regarding the cease of out of city buses headed to Jakarta. The letter numbered 1588/-1.819.611 signed by the head of the Jakarta Department of Transportation, Syarifin Liputo, has put a cease to inter-city, inter-province and tour buses from operating in Jakarta as of 18:00 today (30/03/2020)  

Source: News Detik

30/03/2020 12:23 WIB

CT Corp and Bank Mega has initiated the provisions of a wards specialized for Cases of COVID-19 in Cipto Mangkusumo Hospital (RSCM). The Special COVID-19 Ward will be prepared at the Kiara RSCM Building, consisting of 12 floors. CT Corp and Bank Mega has also supported the construction of a special ward for COVID-19 patients and will assist the construction of a 100 unit Health Care Unit (HCU) and a 20 unit Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Airlangga Hospital Surabaya

Source: News Detik

30/03/2020 12:08 WIB

The Ministry of Transportaion plans to ban inter-city bus trips between provinces to and from the Jabodetabek (Jakarta Bogor Depok Tangerang Bekasi) area. This is planned in order to prevent people from travelling outside the area, even for homecoming (mudik). The Ministry of Transportaion has not yet banned bus operations. The travel ban itself will only be imposed if the government has unanimously decided to ban homecoming in a limited meeting held with President Joko Widodo today (30/03/2020)

Source: News Detik                                                                                                     

30/03/2020 11:52 WIB

Although the Central Government has not officially decided on a lockdown or a regional quarantine, various provincial governments has taken the step lockdown measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The logistics Industry is currently experiencing difficulties as each local government regulates the passage of traffic, including logistic services, differently.

Source: News Detik

30/03/2020 10:50 WIB

DKI Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan has sent a letter to the Central Government asking to quarantine Jakarta. The letter numbered 143 dated 28 March 2020 has been received by the Central Government, as confirmed by Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law and Security Mahfud Md.​

Source: News Detik

30/03/2020 10:47 WIB

Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, has stated that the Government is currently preparing for a regulation on the quarantine of areas which has been affected by the Covid-19 virus. Referring to Law Number 6 Year 2018 on Health Quarantine, Article 49, there are 4 quarantine options which can be conducted, namely Home Quarantine (Karantina Rumah), Area Quarantine (Karantina Wilayah), Hospital Quarantine (Karantina Rumah Sakit) or Large Scale Social Restriction (pembatasan sosial berskala besar).

Source: CNN Indonesia

30/03/2020 09:05 WIB

The Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security Mahfud MD said that Government Regulation need to be issued since the government cannot immediately close one or two areas without certain rules. This is also in accordance with the mandate of the Health Enforcement Act. The government is preparing a Government Regulation plan to implement what is called territorial quarantine. 

Source: CNN Indonesia

30/03/2020 08:37 WIB

The Greater Jakarta Metropolitan Regional Police has stated that there will be no closure of access on a number of DKI Jakarta road sections. The Head of the Greater Jakarta Metropolitan Regional Police, Senior Commissioner Yusri Yunus has empahasized that the road closure will not be in effect.

Source: CNN News 

29/03/2020 21:00 WIB

The Bandung City Government has implemented measures to limit the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19). These measures include the closure of a number of rads in central Bandung City and the criminalization of gatherings in public spaces, in line with existing rules and regulations relevant to the COVID-19 situation.

Source: Liputan News

29/03/2020 20:52 WIB

The Minister of Home Affairs, Tito Karnavian, has stated that Regional Government Heads are able to determine the emergency status of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) disaster in their respective regions based on the applicable regulations.

Source: CNN Indonesia

29/03/2020 19:20 WIB

The Road Transportation Director General of Land Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Ahmad Yani, confirms that the government has plans to close access to and out of the Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi) area. The plan is said to take effect starting Monday (3/30/20), but further confirmation of the plan is still waiting for the results of a meeting attended by President Joko Widodo on Monday (3/30/20).

Source: CNBC Indonesia

29/03/2020 06:53 EDT

Indonesia is prepraring itself for a potential lockdown, which will restrict the movement of 30 million people in and out of the Jakarta Area. The Government has also allowed for the relaxation of import restrictions on staple goods in preparation for the upcoming ramadhan holidays.

Source: Bloomberg News 

29/03/2020 15:08 WIB

The Jakarta Metropolitan Police has prepared a security plan for closing roads coming in and out of Jakarta. Signed by Mr. Marsudianto, Head of the Operations Bureau of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police, a telegram numbered STR/414/III/OPS.2./2020 outlines the details of the simulation of the road closures. The purpose of the simulation is to prepare data for the security plan in case the government decides for a lockdown.

Source: CNN Indonesia

27/03/2020 17:30 WIB

A law related to regional quarantine in the face of the Corona virus pandemic (COVID-19) is being prepared by the government. Coordinating Minister for Politics and Security Mahfud Md has said that a Peraturan Pemerintah (Government regulation) will be issued to further regulate this law related to the quarantine.

Source: Detik News

 

 

 

 

 

 

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