June 19, 2020, 10.03 PM
One of the malls in Jakarta, Lippo Mall Puri, during the transition period of large scale social restrictions. Dok Lippo Mall Puri JakartaOne of the malls in Jakarta, Lippo Mall Puri, during the transition period of large scale social restrictions.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Indonesian Ministry of Health has announced a more encompassing set of health protocols for public spaces as the country continues to reopen during the New Normal phase.

The rules come as Indonesia’s Covid-19 tally stand at 43,803 cases following the confirmation of another 1,041 infections on Friday, June 19.

More encompassing regulations

Indonesian Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto said that the rules will apply to malls, traditional markets and other shopping centers, hotels, restaurants and other lodgings, as well as gyms and other sports centers.

“Likewise, transportation hubs, tourist sites, places of worship, and public events are covered by the protocols.”

Also read: Malls in Jakarta to Reopen on 15 June

“Health protocols in public places must prioritize their visitors’ health. They include wearing of masks, washing one’s hands with water and soap, social distancing, and improving one’s immunity through healthy habits,” he said.

“The risk from people going to and fro, or converging in public raised the possibility of Covid-19 transmission. The public should adapt to these new realities so as to be more productive and avoid Covid-19 infection.”

He added that the public should also take a number of considerations, including being aware of areas considered vulnerable to Covid-19 transmission.

“They take into account the type of place or activity, the number of people in the place, and whether the place is indoors or outdoors.”

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