Gov’t Issues Circular on Amendment of Work System for State Civil Apparatus in ‘New Normal’
Date 9 September 2020
Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms has issued Circular Number 67 of 2020 on Amendment to the Circular Number 58 of 2020 on Work System for State Civil Apparatus in the New Normal Order.
The Circular, dated 4 September, regulates the percentage of State Civil Apparatus attendance based on the risk zone area.
“The maximum attendance for an area in the green zone is a maximum of 100%, while for the yellow, orange, and red zones are 75%, 50%, and 25% respectively,” Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Task Force Wiku Adisasmito stated during a press conference at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (8/9).
According to Wiku, this effort aims to suppress and prevent the spread of COVID-19 cases in office clusters. Currently, the number of attendance in some offices is exceeding the capacity in order for the employees to be able to carry out the health protocols.
“The office cluster, (to prevent it), during lunch and prayer, we should keep our distance and only remove our masks during lunch. This is to prevent the transmission, do not engage with other employees at a close range,” Wiku said.
He asked all regional governments to immediately adjust and implement the regulation.
In order to continue to suppress the COVID-19 spread, Wiku also asked all parties for mask campaigns as an effort to protect themselves and others. “We keep our droplets contained, if more than 75% of the population complies with it, the cases can drop drastically,” Wiku said.
He also added that according to a study based in the United States, the use of cloth masks by 80% of the population will reduce 34-58% of additional cases of death (Eikenberry et al, 2020).
Therefore, the COVID-19 Task Force aims for an orderly use of masks by 70-75% of the Indonesian population to reduce the cases. “Let us prove it, this is our common aim, because we want to protect ourselves and we want to protect the country,” he said. (Communication Team of the COVID-19 Task Force and PEN/EN)
Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: Yuyu Mulyani