Minister of Home Affairs Issues Instruction on the Enforcement of Activity Limitation - Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia

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Minister of Home Affairs Issues Instruction on the Enforcement of Activity Limitation - Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia

Friday, 8 January 2021

Minister of Home Affairs Issues Instruction on the Enforcement of Activity Limitation - Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia

 By Public Relations
 Published on January 7, 2021

 Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian (Photo: Documentation of Public Relations of Setkab)

 Minister of Home Affairs (Mendagri) Muhammad Tito Karnavian issued an Instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs (Inmendagri) regarding the Enforcement of Activity Limits to Control the Spread of COVID-19 on January 6, 2021.

 The Ministry of Home Affairs was issued in order to follow up on the explanation of Government policies in the context of controlling COVID-19 which aims for the safety of the people, including through consistency in compliance with health protocols and regulation of imposing restrictions on community activities.

 "Observing the development of the COVID-19 pandemic that has occurred recently, in which several countries in the world have imposed restrictions on people's mobility, and with the new variant of the COVID-19 virus, measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic are needed," said Tito.

 In order to consistency in improving the control of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, by taking into account the provisions of laws and regulations, it is necessary to take fast, precise, focused and integrated steps between the Central Government and Regional Government (Pemda) for this, Tito instructs the Governor and the Regent  Mayor to regulate the imposition of restrictions on community activities that have the potential to cause the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

 Mentioned in the instruction, the governor and regent / mayor referred to is the Governor of DKI Jakarta and the Governor of West Java and the Regent / Mayor with priority areas of Bogor Regency, Kab.  Bekasi, Cimahi City, Bogor City, Depok City, Bekasi City, and Bandung Raya area.

 Then, the Governor of Banten and the Regent / Mayor with priority areas of Kab.  Tangerang, Kota Tangerang and Kota Tangerang Selatan as well as the Governor of Central Java and the Regent / Mayor with priority areas of Semarang Raya, Banyumas Raya, and Surakarta City and its surroundings.

 Furthermore, the Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta and the Regent / Mayor with priority areas of Yogyakarta, Bantul Regency, Gunung Kidul Regency, Sleman Regency and Kulon Progo Regency as well as the Governor of East Java and the Regent / Mayor with priority areas of Surabaya Raya and Malang Raya.

 Finally, the Governor of Bali with priority areas of Badung Regency and Denpasar City and its surroundings.

 Mentioned in the second dictum of instruction, these restrictions consist of:

 a.  limiting workplaces / offices by implementing Work From Home (WFH) by 75 percent and Work Form Office by 25 percent by implementing more stringent health protocols;
 b.  carry out learning / teaching activities online / online;

 c.  for essential sectors related to the basic needs of the community can operate 100 percent by regulating operating hours, capacity, and implementing health protocols more strictly;

 d.  make the enforcement of restrictions:
 - restaurant activities (eating / drinking on the spot by 25 percent) and for food services via delivery / take-away messages are still permitted according to restaurant operating hours;  and
 - limitation on operating hours for shopping centers / malls until 19.00 WIB.

 e.  allow construction activities to operate 100 percent on condition that more stringent health protocols are implemented.
 f.  allowing places of worship to be held under a 50 percent capacity limitation setting with more stringent health protocols.

 "In addition to the regulations for imposing the restrictions as intended, so that these areas further intensify health protocols (using good and correct masks, washing hands with soap or hand sanitizer, maintaining distance and avoiding crowds that have the potential to cause transmission), in addition to strengthening tracking capabilities,  tracing system and management, improvement of treatment including improving health facilities (beds, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) rooms, and isolation / quarantine areas), "said Tito.

 He conveyed, the regulation to enforce this restriction was effective from January 11 to January 25, 2021.

 "Regional heads are required to carry out monitoring and coordination meetings with all relevant stakeholders, periodically, daily, weekly and monthly, to carry out restrictions and other measures and, if necessary, can make Regional Head Regulations that specifically regulate the restrictions in question.  up to the regulation on the application of sanctions, "he said.

 In the instructions it was also stated, for Governors and Regents / Mayors in areas that do not include the implementation of restriction arrangements, to continue to strengthen and improve socialization and law enforcement against violations of the COVID-19 health protocol.

 No less important, the Minister of Home Affairs also gave directions aimed at all Governors and Regents / Mayors to optimize the COVID-19 Task Force post at provincial, district / city to village levels.

 "Especially for rural areas, in handling and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBDesa) can be used in an accountable, transparent and responsible manner," said Tito.

 Also to try to prevent and avoid crowds either by persuasive means to all parties or through law enforcement by involving security forces (Civil Service Police Unit, Indonesian National Police, and involving the Indonesian National Army).  (Ministry of Home Affairs / UN Public Relations)