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Jakarta's Reopening Still at 50 Percent Capacity until July 16

July 1, 2020, 10.36 PM

JAKARTA, – The Jakarta Provincial Government has decided to extend its new normal transition period for another two weeks to July 16.

The move was announced by Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan on July 1. The extension of the transitionary period will run from July 3 to July 16.

“Based on a meeting with the Covid-19 Task Force, it was concluded that the new normal transition period is to be extended for an additional 14 days. This means all activities are still running under 50 percent capacity,” said Anies Baswedan.

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The extension was made based on three criteria, namely the epidemiological situation, the health of the society, and public facilities.

Jakarta scored 71 for all three requirements, allowing the capital city to loosen restrictions.

However, Anies made the decision to extend the new normal transition period.

“We will make another evaluation after receiving the latest development,” Anies said.

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The Jakarta Provincial Government first implemented its large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) on April 10, a month after the first Covid-19 cases were detected in the city on March 3.

Prior to its PSBB implementation, the local government cautioned businesses in the capital to begin practicing work from home schemes and home-based learning for students and teachers.

Jakarta’s PSBB has been twice extended with the latest extension on June 4.

The PSBB extension between June 4 until July 2 is otherwise regarded as Jakarta’s new normal transition period.

Read also: Jakarta Firms Told to Adjust Working Hours ahead of Indonesia's New Normal

This phase saw the relaxation of measures and increased imposition of Covid-19 health protocols.


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