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Follow here for the latest news about the COVID-19 in Indonesia (13 May 2020 - 17 May 2020 update)

Posted over 1 year 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。

This is Part 10 of JAC's summary updates. The previous and latest updates may be found in the following link:

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17/05/2020 20:31 WIB

The Ministry of Labor has opened a complaint desk for workers who did not receive their 2020 Lebaran Allowance (THR). Workers are able to directly report their companies if they have not been paid their THR. The Director General of Industrial Dispute Settlement and Social Security, Haiyani Rumondang, stated that the ministry will immediately follow through the reports they receive.  Reports online may also be done in the following link,, which will be available until May 31st, 2020.

Source: Kompas News

17/05/2020 16:36 WIB

The Tangerang City Department of Labor has opened a complaints desk for labor problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. The secretary of the department, Sri Suprapti, explained that the desk is open in the Labor Department Office and that workers may directly report their problems at the desk. As of today (17/05)  total of 69 companies have been recorded to have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Tempo News

17/05/2020 11:06 WIB

Employees of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) under the age of 45 are allowed to return to their offices after the 25th of May, 2020. Office activities will be allowed to continue if the region in which they work in has lifted the Large-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) policies. Employees over the age of 45 will still continue to work from home. Previously, the COVID-19 Task Force Chief, Doni Monardo, has stated that he will give the opportunity for people under the age of 45 to continue working during the pandemic.

Source: CNN Indonesia

17/05/2020 05:00 WIB

The Head of the Economic Stabilization Division of the West Java Provincial COVID-19 Task Force, Rahmat Taufik, has stated that large-scale industries in the Bekasi, Karawang and Purwakarta areas are receiving even more pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated that as the scale of the pandemic increases, many Chinese ports has closed down, which hampers production processes. He also stated that other than the manufacturing industry, the tourism and agriculture  industry has also been affected by the pandemic.

Source: CNN Indonesia

16/05/2020 21:51 WIB

The Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil, has stated that the regional administration will conduct an evaluation on the implementation of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB). The evaluation will decide whether the PSBB policy will be relaxed after the end of the West Java PSBB extension. He stated that the administration will decide which sectors will be relaxed and which will not, and added that many areas in West Java have been deemed to be under control after the implementation of the PSBB.

Source: Liputan6 News

16/05/2020 14:39 WIB

The Ministry of Finance has stated that the government will provide relief for BPJS Kesehatan (BPJS Kes) policy holiders who has not paid their monthly premium. Strategic Communications Special Staff of the Ministry of Finance, Yustinus Prastowo, has stated that policy holders who have not paid will not be obligated to pay their 24 months worth of premium payments to reactivate their policy. Policy holders will only pay for a maximum of 6 months of premiums to reactivate their BPJS Kes. This relief is given to alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also added that the previous late penalty of 5 percent has been decreased to 2.5 percent.

Source: CNN Indonesia

16/05/2020 13:23 WIB

The East Java administration has shown its concern over the number of people who will travel from Jakarta during the Idul Fitri Holidays, as the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta will end in May 22, 2020. The Head of the East Java Transportation Department, Nyono, has proposed for Jakarta to extend the PSBB until May 31st, 2020, following the regulation regarding the mudik ban.

Source: CNN Indonesia

15/05/2020 21:31 WIB

President Joko Widodo has stated that the government will start to regulate for "the new normal", even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once "the new normal" has been set in place, the government will once again start to permit business sectors to re-operate. He added that all business sectors will still have to implement health protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19. His decision to implement the new normal is based the World Health Organization's Statement.

Source: Kompas News

15/05/2020 13:33 WIB

Head of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), Bambang Soesatyo, has asked for the government to re-evaluate the policy regarding the return of public transportation operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated that the build up of passengers in the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at Thursday, May 14, 2020, showed that physical distancing is not practiced. He also asked for the Ministry of Transportation to better the management and evaluate the relaxation policies and to intensify supervision in the effected areas.

Source: Kompas News

15/05/2020 12:49 WIB

PT. Angkasa Pura II (Persero) will limit the frequency of flights from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to 5-7 flights per hour, or 200 flights per day. The limitation on the frequency of flights is done along with the policy to reduce the number of passengers per flight. President Director of PT. Angkasa Pura II, Muhammad Awaluddin, stated that this policy is implemented to ensure that a build up of passengers in the airport will not happen. 

Source: CNN Indonesia

15/05/2020 12:48 WIB

Indonesia's trade balace recorded a trade deficit of US$350 million in April on the back of falling commodity prices and plummeting global demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Central Statistics Agency Chief, Suhariyanto, stated that the two main factors were the significant fall of commodity prices and COVID-19 pandemic decreasing global demand. Records also show that imports of raw materials plummeted 19.13 percent to US$9.36 billion, while imports of capital goods shrank 17.11 percent to US$1.96 billion. Suhariyanto warned falling imports of raw materials and capital goods will have a huge impact on the manufacturing and trade sectors, as well as the investment component in gross domestic product.

Source: Jakarta Post

15/05/2020 09:06 WIB

The DKI Jakarta administration has prepared an online exit-entry permit service to enter the Jakarta and Bodebek (Bogor, Depok and Bekasi) areas. The service can be found in the website. The permits are given to workers in the 11 sectors allowed to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. The permit will be issued online by the DKI Jakarta administration as legal proof to be allowed to exit or enter the relevant areas.

Source: Tempo News

15/05/2020 06:30 WIB

Traffic Director of the Jakarta Metro Police, Sambodo Purnomo Yogo, will heighten security and surveillance in certain access areas coming in and out of the Jabodetabek (Jakarta Bogor, Depok, Tangerang) area. The Director stated that the police has prepared a scenario with increased police presence in the access roads.

Source: Tempo News

14/05/2020 15:00 WIB

The Director General of Air Transport, Novie Riyanto, has stated that the Ministry of Transportation has received reports of airlines not implementing health protocols as regulated in the Minister of Transportation Regulation Number 18 of 2020 concerning transportation control in the effort mitigate COVID-19. The Ministry has decided to conduct severe sanctions to flight operators and airlines violating the regulation. The Ministry has ordered flight inspectors to conduct an investigation on these reports.

SourceL Liputan6 News

14/05/2020 12:22 WIB

The government plans to conduct PCR "pool tests" in eight provinces hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, namely Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Bali, North Sumatra and South Sulawesi. The pool tests will use multistage random sampling with epidemiology, statistical and survey approaches. COVID-19 tas force chief Doni Monardo has said that the tests would target 1,000 random people to get a rough idea of the rate of COVID-19 transmissions in the epicenters of the outbtreak. He added that the President has ordered the task force to prepare a simulated easing of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB), in which the tests will help in preparing for such an event.

Source: Jakarta Post

14/05/2020 09:35 WIB

Citizens will be allowed to conduct local mudik, or meeting with friends and family inside the Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi) area. Head of the DKI Jakarta Department of Transportation, Syafrin Liputo, confirmed that local mudik is allowed as long as the proper Large-Sale Social Restriction (PSBB) health protocols are followed. As of today (14/05) the government has only prohibited mudik to areas outside of the Jabodetabek area, which will be in effect until April 24, 2020.

Source: Kompas News

14/05/2020 08:14 WIB

The DKI Jakarta administration will issue a regulation regarding permits to be used for mudik. Vice Governor of DKI Jakarta, Ahmad Riza Patria, confirmed that this regulation is currently being drafted. The regulation will be in the form of a Gubernatorial Decree and will regulate the issuance of permits for mudik, as a means of restricting exit and entry into DKI Jakarta during the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) period.

Source: CNN Indonesia

13/05/2020 15:15 WIB

Tegal City in Central Java will open several roads that were previously closed with concrete fences starting Friday (15/5). This step was taken as part of the relaxation or easing of several Large-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) policies in the City of Tegal, as confirmed by the Tegal Deputy Mayor, Muhammad Jumadi. He conveyed that the majority of concrete fences that were opened were those that were installed on the access road out of Tegal City. While access to enter the city of Tegal will still implement a one-door system.

Source: CNN Indonesia

13/05/2020 15:00 WIB

A Chief Expert in the Presidential Staff Office, Donny Gahral Adian, has said that relaxation of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) has not become an option for the central government any time soon. According to Donny, based on the government's data, PSBB relaxations cannot be implemented yet. He explained that for the relaxations to be implemented, there must be a constant decrease of the number of cases for a period of 14 days and a decrease in the mortality rate.

Source: Kompas News

13/05/2020 05:30 WIB

Head of the Indonesian Legislation, Puan Maharani, has reminded the government to exercise the precautionary principle in implementing relaxations of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB). Puan stated that in relaxing the PSBB, economy and health must be balanced so that an increase of COVID-19 cases will not occur and further extend the pandemic.

Source: Tempo News

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