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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。

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12/05/82020 21:49 WIB

Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in the Bogor, Depok and Bekasi (Bodebek) areas will be extended for a second time. The Bogor Regent, Ade Yasin, stated that the PSBB in the Bogor Regency has not been deemed effective as the number of COVID-19 positive patients have been increasing continuously. He also added that other than conducting rapid and swab tests in train stations, the Bogor Regency administration will also conduct massive testing in companies, public spaces and other crowded places.

Source: Detik News

12/05/2020 14:15 WIB

The Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform, Tjahjo Kumolo, has further extended Civil Servant's Work From Home status until May 29, 2020. This extension is regulated under the Ministerial Circular Letter Number 54 of 2020. The letter calls for all civil servant work to be adjusted so that official work may be done from home during the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB).

Source: Tempo News

12/05/2020 13:11 WIB

The DKI Jakarta Covid-19 Task Force has not yet decided on a decision regarding the proposal to provide the opportunity for age groups under 45 to continue working amid the corona virus outbreak. Chairman of the Jakarta COVID-19 Task Force, Catur Laswanto, said that until now his party had not received further information regarding the decision.

Source: CNN Indonesia

12/05/2020 09:48 WIB

PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (PT KCI) has asked for document inspections as obligated for all passengers to be conducted by the relevant regional administrations. PT KCI VP of Corporate Communications, Anne Purba, stated that document screenings be done in station access ways by the relevant regional administrations, as the screening process will take some time and must implement COVID-19 health protocols.

Source: Tempo News

12/05/2020 09:33 WIB

The DKI Jakarta administration has recorded 1,066 companies violating the Large-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) policy, with 184 companies temporarily closed and 882 companies given warnings. According to DKI Jakarta's data, the 184 closed companies are not involved in business activites as allowed by the existing PSBB regulations, and additionaly involve 16,424 workers. THe 882 companies given warnings were found to not have implemented the proper PSBB health protocols in the workplace. 262 of these companies make up operational license holding companies while 620 of them make up companies allowed to operate under the PSBB regulations.

Source: Detik News

12/05/2020 08:43 WIB

The Minister of Labor, Ida Fauziyah, has obligated all businesses to pay their employee's Hari Raya allowance (THR) at most 7 days before the holiday.  The relevant regulation concerning the payment of the THR allowance is the Minister of Labor Regulation Number 6 of 2016, wherein it also states that businesses who are late in paying the THR are given a fine of 5 percent of total THR costs, on top of the THR itself.

Source: CNN Indonesia

12/05/2020 08:42 WIB

The government is set to allow people under 45 years old to work outside their home so as to prevent more people from being laid off amid mobility restrictions in place to curb the COVID-19 spread. Indonesia's COVID-19 task force head, Doni Monardo, said that the people under 45 were less vulnerable to suffer from severe COVID-19 cases and be given the green light to carry out their activities outside to make ends meet. Those under 45 years old will be allowed to resume activities outside, albeit by taking into account the health protocols, such as wearing masks and washing hands frequently.

Source: Jakarta Post

11/05/2020 15:45 WIB

Five regional heads in the Bogor, Depok and Bekasi area has agreed to issue a new policy in the implementation of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB). The new policy will restrict the movement of people, specifically in using the Commuter Rail (KRL) service. The policy will obligate passengers to bring a letter of assignment from their employer to be allowed to use KRL facilities. 

Source: Kompas News

11/05/2020 15:00 WIB

Regent of Bogor Regency, Ade Yasin, said his office would extend the implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to curb the spread of Covid-19. The extension of the implementation of the PSBB will last until Idul Fitri 1 Shawwal 1441 Hijri. Previously, the second phase of the PSBB will end on May 12. 

Source: CNN Indonesia

11/05/2020 09:14 WIB

PT. Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) will operate "extraordinary train travels" (KLB) to various routes starting from May 12 until May 31, 2020. Vice President of Public Relations, Joni Martinus, explained that the KLBs are implemented to abide the COVID-19 Task Force Circular Letter Number 4 of 2020, regarding the Criteria for the Restricted Travel. With this, people listed in the Circular Letter are allowed to travel by train.

Source: Suara News

10/05/2020 16:52 WIB

Garuda Indonesia has released various flight routes to be in operation everyday during the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB). These routes are Jakarta-Medan, Jakarta-Surabaya, Jakarta-Solo, Jakarta Yogyakarta, Jakarta-Denpasar, Surabaya-Denpasar and Jakarta-Makassar. Apart from the mentioned flights, various other routes under the GIAA code will also be serviced. These flights will only be allowed for certain people as allowed by existing regulations.

Source: Tempo News

10/05/2020 12:25 WIB

throughout the implementation of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions in Jakarta, the Directorate of Traffic of the Jakarta Police Department will also suspend the even-odd number policy in many of Jakarta's main thoroughfares. In accordance with the PSBB extension, the even-odd policy will be suspended until May 22, 2020. The Director of Traffic, Sambodo Purnomo Yogo, stated that there is still a possibility of the extension of the even-odd policy suspension, based on the period of PSBB implemented in the city.

Source: Kompas News

10/05/2020 02:37 WIB

The implementation of Phase 2 of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in the grater Surabaya area will have stricter sanctions. These sanctions include the delay of Driver License (SIM) extensions and  Police Record Statement Records (SKCK).  The Governor of East Java, Khofifah Indar Parawansa, has stated that the first phase of the PSBB was done with the priority of educating the citizens. The second phase will focus on sanctioning violators of the policy. 

Source: CNN Indonesia

09/05/2020 18:26 WIB

The Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in Surabaya has officially been extended for another 28 days. The PSBB extension was announced by East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa. The Governor stated that the decision to extend the PSBB was made based on the Airlangga University Epidemiology Expert Team's findings. According to the team's findings, as many as 70 percent of all COVID-19 patients has an infection period of more than 14 days and that infection number are still rising significantly. 

Source: CNN Indonesia

09/05/2020 15:55 WIB

West Java Governor, Ridwan Kamil, has asked for the DKI Jakarta administration to issue a regulation for companies still operating during the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) to collect data on workers residing outside of Jakarta. The Governor has also proposed two options for companies who still insists on operating during the PSBB, that is to provide transportation for its workers and to conduct independent PCR testing, which may become the basis for the continual operation of the company.

Source: Tempo News

09/05/2020 08:08 WIB

Bogor Regent, Ade Yasin, has asked for all residents to comply with the Mudik ban, even if they are planning to travel within inside the Regency. The Regent stated that even by traveling to different districts in the regency, there is still a possibility of spreading COVID-19 in the region. He added that an smaller scale interregional mudik ban may be implemented by a decree from the governor.

Source: Tempo News

09/05/2020 01:01 WIB

President of the Confederation of Indonesian Unions (KSPI), Said Iqbal, has asked for businesses who are late in Hari Raya Allowance (THR) payments to be sanctioned. He proposes the fine of 5 percent of total THR payments to be sanctioned, while the fine itself should not omit the obligation to pay the allowance. He has also announced that the recently issued Ministry of Labor Circular Letter regarding the relaxation of THR Payments goes against existing regulations and that KSPI will file a lawsuit against the Ministry of Labor.

Source: Tempo News

08/05/2020 23:25 WIB

The Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, stated that the Government will not rush in its decision to  relax Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) during the COVID-19 pandemic. She states that  public health is the primary factor in decision making, although the government also weighs in social conditions, the economy and finance. She added that social-economic activities will start to be improved, without compromising the balance between health and humanitarian interests.

Source: Tempo News

08/05/2020 20:35 WIB

The Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, has projected that household consumption in the second quarter will be worse compared to that of the first quarter. This is due in part to the majority of regional administrations implementing the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) as a means to reduce the spread of COVID-19.The Minister stated that the majority of business effected by the PSBB are SMEs. She also states that consumption of transportation services and related services will also worsen in the second quarter, along with clothing purchases.

Source: CNN Indonesia

08/05/2020 13:21 WIB

The Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in East Java has yet to flatten the COVID-19 infection curve in the provincial capital of Surabaya. The Curative Management Head of the East Java COVID-19 task force, Joni Wahyuhadi, has said the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases had continued to rise in Surabaya and its neighboring regencies. Ten days after the implementation of the PSBB. the number of confirmed cases in Surabaya has increased by 53,7 percent with a fatality rate of above 10 percent. Joni recommended that the PSBB be conducted in a stricter manner in the following days. East Java Governor, Khofifah Indar Parawansa, has stated that her administration would likely extend the PSBB for another 14 days if the policy had not succeeded in curbing COVID-19 transmissions.

Source: Jakarta Post

08/05/2020 13:05 WIB

The Bekasi Mayor, Rahmat Effendi, has asked for people to not conduct local mudik during the upcoming Lebaran Holiday. Local Mudik is meant as visiting friends or family in the Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi) area. He states that people shouldn't be moving from one city to another, even if the two cities are in the same area. He adds however, that mudik visiting family and friends inside the same city (Bekasi City) is not a problem. Although the Mayor has stated his disapproval for local mudik, the existing regulations as of today (08/05) do not ban such a thing.

Source: Kompas News

08/05/2020 07:10 WIB

Bekasi City Mayor, Rahmat Effendi, has stated that the administration will increase mass PCR testing to detect the spread of COVID-19 in the region, he stated that there are many locations where tests hasn’t been conducted. In total, there are 32 checkpoints in Bekasi's border entry areas, such as bus terminals and train stations, while only 7 check points have conducted tests, with 1.000 PCR tests conducted.

Source: Tempo News


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