KOMPAS.com – Indonesia has extended micro-scale public activity restrictions or locally known as PPKM Mikro for another two weeks until June 28.
The restrictions, among others, will require 75 percent of employees in the red zones or a high-risk rate of transmission to work from home (WFH).
Indonesia's President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo set an ambitious target of vaccinating as many as 7.5 million residents in Jakarta by the end of August to achieve herd immunity.
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Indonesia Coronavirus: 75 Percent Work From Home Policy Required in Red Zones
Indonesia has extended micro-scale public activity restrictions or locally known as PPKM Mikro for another two weeks until June 28 throughout the country to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“Starting from tomorrow, PPKM Mikro has been extended to June 28,” said Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, who also heads the National Covid-19 Handling and Economic Recovery Committee (KPC-PEN) in the Presidential Palace on Monday, June 14.
During the 10th stage of PPKM Mikro, 75 percent of employees in the red zones or high-risk rate of transmission are required to work from home (WFH). Only 25 percent of employees are allowed to work from their offices. The work schedule for the WFH and work from office policies must be done on a rotating basis.
Meanwhile, office buildings in the yellow zones (low risk) and orange zones (medium risk) are allowed to have 50 percent of their employees work in the office.
In the education sector, learning activities must follow the rules from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. However, schools located in the red zones are required to conduct online classes.
For the next two weeks, restaurants and malls can only operate until 9:00 pm with a maximum visitor capacity of 50 percent. Health protocols must also be strictly enforced.
Also, devotees who live in the red zones must perform prayers from home.