Gov’t to Implement Health Protocol in 4 Provinces, 25 Cities/Regencies
Date 26 Mei 2020
Following order from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the Government’s plan to enforce the health protocol will be implemented in 4 provinces and 25 districts / cities, Commander of the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto has announced.
“(The health protocol will be implemented in) public areas, malls, public markets, and tourist destinations,” Hadi said in Jakarta, Tuesday (26/5).
According to Hadi, the health protocol will be enforced in 4 provinces and 25 regencies / cities, as well as in 1,800 public places.
“In the first stage, the health protocol will carried out simultaneously in 4 regions, namely Jakarta, as well as in the provinces of West Java, West Sumatra and Gorontalo,” Hadi added.
The health protocol, according to him, will be implemented in several stages, starting at the train stations, supermarkets, pharmacies, and so on.
The implementation of health protocol also includes urging the public to wear masks, to maintain physical distancing, and to provide a spot for washing hand or hand sanitizer.
Besides implementing the health protocol, Hardi added, the Government will also also limit the capacity of public places. For example a mall with capacity of 1,000 people might only be allowed to accommodate 500 people.
“Likewise, a restaurant which can accommodate 500 people will be limited to only 200 people,” said Hadi.
Hadi went on to explain that as many as 340,000 TNI and Police personnel will be involved to secure those 1,800 locations; thus, collaboration between the TNI / National Police and the local governments is needed to protect citizens from the COVID-19.
“I am asking for support from all stakeholders for the successful implementation of this health protocol,” he said. (FID/EN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas