102 Regions Get Green Light to Implement New Normal
Date 31 Mei 2020
The Indonesian Government has granted permission to 102 regencies / cities located in green zone area to implement the new normal.
“President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on 29 May 2020 ordered me to give permission to 102 district / city governments that are currently in the green zone to carry out productive and safe community activities,” said Chairperson of COVID-19 Handling Task Force Doni Monardo Saturday (30/5).
The 102 regions are 14 regencies / cities in Aceh province, 15 regencies / cities in North Sumatra province, 3 regencies in Riau Islands province, 2 regencies in Riau province, one regency in Jambi province, one regency in Bengkulu province, 4 regencies in South Sumatra province, one regency in Bangka Belitung province, 2 regencies in Lampung province, one city in Central Java province, one regency in East Kalimantan province, one regency in Central Kalimantan province, 2 regencies in North Sulawesi province, one regency in Gorontalo province, 3 regencies in Central Sulawesi province, one regency in West Sulawesi province, one regency in South Sulawesi province, 5 regencies / cities in Southeast Sulawesi province.
Furthermore, 14 regencies / cities in East Nusa Tenggara province, 2 regencies in North Maluku province, 5 regencies / cities in Maluku province, 17 regencies / cities in Papua province and 5 regencies / cities in West Papua province.
In its implementation, Doni expressed hope that each regency / city could always uphold the health protocol strictly and cautiously and remain alert to the threat of COVID-19.
Doni also asked each region to pay attention to the provisions regarding massive testing, aggressive tracing, tight isolation, and treatments that can cure COVID-19 patients, adding that the health protocol must be understood and followed by the communities as the success of the new normal activities highly depends on those aspects.
“Let me once again stress that the success of the new normal implementation really depends on public discipline and collective awareness in complying with health protocols, among others by wearing a face mask, keeping a safe distance, washing hands with soap and running water, carrying out regular exercise, having adequate rest, avoiding panic, and consuming nutritious food,” Doni explained.
Furthermore, Doni also asked each region to prepare crisis management for monitoring and evaluation of COVID-19 cases.
If the new cases of COVID-19 increase during the new normal implementation, he added, the regional Task Force Team can decide whether or not to tighten or close the region.
“The Central Task Force together with the provincial government and the provincial Task Force will always provide information, assistance, evaluation, and directives in accordance with the development of the situation,” Doni said. (Public Communication Team of National COVID-19 Task Force/EN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas