Health Ministry Approves Large-Scale Social Restrictions in Banjarmasin, Tarakan
Date 20 April 2020
In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19, Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto has approved the proposal to impose Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in Banjarmasin City, South Kalimantan Province and Tarakan City, North Kalimantan Province .
The approval for the imposition of the resrictions is stipulated in the Decrees of Health Minister Number HK.01.07/Menkes/262/2020 and HK.01.07/Menkes/261/2020 on 19 April 2020.
The proposal to implement Large-Scale Social Restrictions in both cities was approved since the number of COVID-19 cases has increased significantly.
Based on the results of epidemiological studies and the consideration of regional preparedness in social, economic and other aspects, large-scale social restrictions need to be implemented in Banjarmasin and Tarakan.
Following the decision, Banjarmasin and Tarakan regional governments are obliged to impose the restrictions and to consistently encourage and disseminate a healthy lifestyle to the public.
The restrictions will be in place during the longest incubation period and may be extended if the spread of the virus persists. The provisions regarding the commencement of the restriction in Banjarmasin and Tarakan will be stipulated in regional government regulations. (Communication and Community Service Bureau for Ministry of Health/EN)
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana