Gov’t Adjusts PPKM in Java, Bali as COVID-19 Cases Drop
The Government has announced that COVID-19 pandemic situation in the islands of Java and Bali continues to improve as the agglomeration areas that impose Public Activity Restrictions (PPKM) Level 4 decrease.
As of 5 September 2021, only 11 regencies/cities in Java and Bali are in PPKM Level 4. Previously, there were 25 cities/regencies,” Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs said during online Press Conference on PPKM (06/09/2021).
Moreover, the number of cities/regencies with PPKM Level 2 has significantly increased from 27 to 43 cities/regencies, adding that, Special Region of Yogyakarta has entered PPKM Level 3 from Level 4 while Bali must still apply PPKM Level 4.
“It is expected that Bali will drop to PPKM Level 3 from Level 4 in a week because the number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals is still high. I have also communicated with Governor of Bali last night to jointly address this problem,” Luhut added.
Furthermore, Luhut expressed his gratitude to all stakeholders and the public following an improvement in several indicators in COVID-19 handling, including the decreasing number of confirmed cases, bed occupancy ratio (BOR), and death rate.
Based on this evaluation, the Government, he added, has made adjustments to the restrictions on public activities from 7 to 13 September 2021. The adjustments are as follows:
- The duration of dine-in in restaurants/malls is 60 minutes with a maximum capacity of 50 percent.
- There will be a trial opening of 20 tourist attractions in cities that implement PPKM Level 3 with strict health protocols and the visitors must have the PeduliLindungi application. Regencies/cities included in PPKM Level 2 are also required to obligate visitors to use the PeduliLindungi application in tourist attractions.
- There will be a trial observation of health protocols with the use of the PeduliLindungi application in limited smalls and shopping centers in Bali.
“The Government will always remind the people to comply with health protocols and use the PeduliLindungi application in accordance with instructions from the Government,” he remarked. (DND/UN) (AP/MUR)