Gov’t Continues PPKM Outside Java, Bali until 17 January 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 3 Januari 2022
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 Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto delivers press statement after attending a limited meeting on public activity restrictions, Monday (3/22) at the Presidential Office, Jakarta. (Photo: Jay/PR)

In a bid to control the spread of COVID-19, the Government has extended the public activity restrictions (PPKM) outside Java and Bali islands until 17 January 2022.

“Although the situation is currently still under control, the PPKM outside Java and Bali islands will be extended for 14 days, from 4 to 17 January,” said Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto.

For the record, to date there are no regencies/cities outside Java and Bali that have implemented PPKM Level 4. Meanwhile, the number of regencies/cities implementing PPKM Level 1 increased from 191 to 227 regions, while Level 2 decreased from 169 to 148 regions and Level 3 decreased from 26 to 11 regions.

“In terms of COVID-19 handling, all of them are actually at level 1. However the level is also determined based on the vaccination rate in which some of them are still below 70 percent,” Airlangga added.

He went on to say that the Government is preparing to carry out a booster dose of vaccination which is planned to start early this year. The vaccination is prepared with two options, namely through a government program and independently.

In addition, the Coordinating Minister also said that to anticipate the surge in arrivals of Indonesian citizens from abroad, the Government added state entrances and also centralized quarantine facilities.

“Besides in Jakarta, we will also prepare the quarantine facilities in Surabaya’s Juanda and others. For land cross-border [posts], we will prepare in Entikong, while for sea cross-border, we will prepare in Batam, Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands,” he said. (TGH/UN) (EST/MMB)

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