JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Despite the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions has been extended in some Indonesian provinces, export-oriented essential industries may resume operations gradually starting from August 17.
The government is currently reviewing the regulations on export-oriented industries in areas that are affected by the Covid-19 level 4 restrictions on public activities.
“An SOP [standard operating procedure] for health protocols in export-oriented essential industries will be prepared this week and starting from August 17, the businesses in areas that are affected by the Covid-19 level 4 restrictions can resume operations,” Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan told a virtual press conference on Monday, August 9.
He explained that 100 percent of the workers in this sector could resume work from factories or offices. However, their working hours can be divided into at least two shifts. “Workers of [companies] in some cities that are affected by the Covid-19 level 4 restrictions could 100 percent resume work and their working hours can be divided into at least two shifts,” said Luhut.
Previously, the export-oriented industries could only operate with a maximum capacity of 50 percent of employees in production facilities or factories and 10 percent of employees for office administration services to support operations. This regulation is mentioned in the Home Ministerial Instruction No. 22/2021 on the Enforcement of Covid-19 Level 4 Restrictions on Public Activities in Java and Bali.
(Writer: Yohana Artha Uly | Editor: Erlangga Djumena)
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