MEIMELALI.COM: President Agrees To Implement Emergency Partial Lockdown For Bali And Java.
The Indonesian President, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has agreed to start implementing the emergency partial lockdown for Bali and Java as Covid-19 cases keep on surging.
After discussing with several ministers and regional governments, Jokowi has decided to start implementing the emergency partial lockdown to all regions in Bali and Java for 18 days to reduce the Covid-19 transmissions that have been surging recently. “After listening to advice from our ministers and some regional governments, I have agreed to implement the emergency partial lockdown that will start from the 3rd to the 20th of July 2021 for Bali and Java.” President Jokowi said during a virtual press conference on Thursday (1/7).
The new requirements of the emergency partial lockdown are as follows :
-Each traveler on both land and air travel service must show a Covid-19 vaccine document
-Each traveler must show a negative result of PCR test that is taken 2 days prior to their arrival at the airport, and negative rapid antigen test result is required for land transportation
-100% of non-essential workers are required to work from home
-In-person learning at school is not allowed
-Essential service sector such as financial business, communication and information business must operate with only 50% of their capacity
-Critical services sector such as energy, health, security, logistics, transportation, food and beverages, strategic projects and other industries that provide basic needs for people are allowed to operate with 100% of their staff with prevention protocols in place
-Grocery stores and traditional market are allowed to operate until 8:00pm with only 50% of their capacity
-Pharmacy is allowed to be fully operational
-Shopping malls must be closed
-Restaurants and cafes are not allowed to accept dine-in services
-Construction sites are allowed to be fully operated
-Religious places such as church, temple and mosque must be temporarily closed
-Public facilities such as parks and tourist attractions must be closed
– Public Events must be canceled
-Wedding ceremonies are allowed but with 30 guests maximum
Despite the implementation of the emergency partial lockdown, Denpasar Mayor, IGN Jaya Negara confirmed that he will not implement this policy for Denpasar as the authorities have been handling Covid-19 transmissions pretty well. “The Covid-19 transmissions in Denpasar are being handled really carefully, and we don’t face any emergency situations at the moment. So we won’t implement that policy to our city.” Jaya Negara concluded.