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Follow here for the latest news about the COVID-19 in Indonesia (18 May 2020 - 21 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.

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*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 11 of JAC's summary updates. The previous and latest updates may be found in the following link:

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21/05/2020 22:06 WIB

PT KCI has stated that the Commuter Line (KRL) will continue operations during the holidays. Operational hours, however, will be limited and will implement the Large-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) policy. PT KCI VP of Corporate Communications, Anne Purba, has said that the Commuter Line will limit operational hours and be prioritized for people to conduct activities allowed by the PSBB policy. Operational hours will be from 05:00-08:00 WIB in the morning and 16:00-18:00 WIB in the evening.

Source: Detik News

21/05/2020 11:34 WIB

Head of the Port Health Office in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Anas Ma'ruf, has reminded people that other than a valid letter of appointment and certificate of health, travelers must be able to show rapid test results. Anas has said that without showing the results, a passenger will not be able to get on a plane, let alone buy airplane tickets. He added that the results must be used within 7-10 days, although he has confessed that the results may still be used in a period of 14 days.

Source: Kompas News

21/05/2020 08:57 WIB

The National COVID-19 Task Force Chief, Doni Monardo, has stated that he has reported the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 infections to the President. The potential for a second wave of infections will be after the Idul Fitri Holidays, as a result of Jakarta residents travelling to their hometowns before the mudik ban. Doni stated the possibility of these returning Jakarta residents to be COVID-19 carriers.

Source: Tempo News

21/05/2020 06:32 WIB

The DKI Jakarta administration will require all residents leaving and entering Jakarta to carry a exit-entry permit (SIKM) starting Friday, May 22, 2020. The mandatory permit is regulated under Gubernatorial Regulation Number 47 of 2020. Jakarta Department of Transportation Head Syafrin Liputo stated that the permit must be shown in the 12 Jakarta border checkpoints. Processing the permit may be done in the following link:

Source: CNN Indonesia

20/05/2020 20:34 WIB

The government anticipates a second wave of COVID-19 cases after the 2020 Idul Fitri Holidays. In anticipation for the second wave, the government has put in place various measures to curb the spread of the virus, such as limiting inter-provincial travel, banning mudik and limiting public transportation use.

Source: Tempo Indonesia

20/05/2020 17:14 WIB

Vice Mayor of Bekasi, Tri Ardhianto, has stated that the Bekasi City administration is preparing the relaxation of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) to be implemented after the Idul Fitri Holidays. He has said that based on collected date, people and patients under supervision, along with positive COVID-19 patients, have been decreasing. With the relaxation, people will be able to continue normal activities, but with health protocols in place. The Vice Mayor did not specify when the relaxation will take place, but he has added that crowded places will still be under surveillance.

Source: CNN Indonesia

20/05/2020 11:35 WIB

PT. Pelindo III (Persero) has decided to resume full operations after the Idul Fitri Holidays. This decision is in line with the implementation of the "new normal" as outlined in the Minister of State Owned Enterprises Circular Letter Number 336/MBU/05/2020. Pelindo II President Director, Doso Agung, stated that the "new normal" scenario will prioritize digital and online services,  and will still implement work from home policies and health protocols. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB), port and shipping services has continued to fully operate with strict health protocols.

Source: Detik News

20/05/2020 06:20 WIB

Coordinating Ministry of Politics, Law and Security (Menko Polhukam), Mahfud MD, has stated that mudik will still be banned for an undesignated amount of time. All relevant institutions will be stationed to surveil people conducting mudik. 

Source: Kompas News

19/05/2020 17:26 WIB

DKI Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan has stated that the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta will be extended for a second time. The extension will be for a period of 14 days starting from May 22, 2020, until June 4, 2020. He added that if people are disciplined, this could be the last PSBB in Jakarta.

Source: Detik News

19/05/2020 15:15 WIB

The Government of Bandung City has decided to extend the application of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to May 29, 2020, as the region still faces a high risk of the spread of Covid-19. Bandung Mayor, Oded M Danial, has said that 30 sub districts are designated black zones while there are also some designated red zones.

Source: CNN Indonesia

19/05/2020 12:50 WIB

The DKI Jakarta Department of Labor, Transmigration and Energy (Disnakertrans-E) has recorded 1,222 companies violating the Large-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) policiy. 205 of these companies have been temporarily shut down, with 33 from Central Jakarta, 51 from West Jakarta, 37 from North Jakarta, 33 from East Jakarta and 51 from South Jakarta. 308 other companies, holding the Operational Permit, have been given warnings and instructions as they have not implemented the proper health protocols. 709 companies allowed to operate under the PSBB regulation have also been recorded to have violated health protocols.

Source: Tempo News

19/05/2020 10:56 WIB

The implementation of the Large-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) in Palembang City will  be expedited and will start at May 20, 2020. This is done in as a result of the increase of COVID-19 cases in the South Sumatra region. South Sumatra Governor, Herman Deru, stated that the draft Palembang Mayoral Regulation will be signed on May 20, 2020, and the PSBB will be in effect immediately after the signing. Sanctions for violators will be processed two days after the implementation of the PSBB.

Source: Kompas News

19/05/2020 07:50 WIB

The COVID-19 Task Force Chief, Doni Monardo, has that the government has several concepts for restriction relaxations, including efforts and strategies to face challenges in the new normal. He added that so far, there's no single institution that can say when the COVID-19 pandemic will end and no certainty on when the vaccine would be discovered. He explained that the task force was conducting research on which areas should be reopened and carrying out surveys to determine the perfect time for relaxing restrictions. There are currently areas that are categorized as green zones, but there are also provinces that have relatively few cases of the 34 provinces that are affected. He also said the government needed to make sure that the public continued to follow health protocols in areas where restrictions will be scaled back.

Source: Jakarta Post

18/05/2020 17:41 WIB

Tangerang City will extend the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) until May 31, 2020. The decision is regulated under Tangerang Mayoral Decree Number 443/Kep.385-BPBD/2020 on the second phase of the PSBB. The extension took effect today (18/05) and will have the possibility of being extended if the infection rates are found to still be increasing.

Source: Kompas News

18/05/2020 12:25 WIB

President Joko Widodo stressed that at this time there had been no decision regarding the easing of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB). According to him, the government has only just prepared the PSBB relaxation scenario but there has been no decision when it will be applied. The President stated that community safety must still be a priority. Regarding when the stages of the productive community safe from COVID-19 will begin, Jokowi said he would continue to evaluate and see data and facts.

Source: Liputan6 News

18/05/2020 11:58 WIB

President Joko Widodo has once again conducted a limited meeting discussing the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The President stated that the government is focused on supervising the implementation of the mudik ban. He took the opportunity to add that although mudik is banned, operation of modes of transportation is not. He added that transportation for logistics, government, health, migrant repatriation and essential economic purposes are still allowed to operate.

Source: Kumparan News

18/05/2020 11:30 WIB

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) deputy chairwoman, Shinta Kamdani, has said that the current budget for the economic recovery program would be insufficient to support businesses, adding that many would run out of money by June. The government has said that it would allocate Rp 150 trillion to fund the country’s economic recovery. However, in recently leaked Finance Ministry documents, the stated budget was Rp 318 trillion, more than double the initial plan, as the government plans to provide bailout funds for state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered massive layoffs, with around 6 million people losing their jobs, according to Kadin data. This is far higher than the between 2 million and 3.7 million people projected by the National Development Planning Board.

Source: Jakarta Post

18/05/2020 05:22 WIB

West Java Governor, Ridwan Kami, has stated that the Province-wide Large-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) will be extended proportionally. The results of West Java's COVID-19 Task Force evaluation showed that 50 percent of the effected areas in West Java are still red zones, while 30 percent has been declared yellow zones, with an additional 4 areas declared blue zones. Ridwan stated that full PSBB implementation will be done in the red zones, while the lower level zones will conduct partial PSBBs.

Source: Tempo News

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