Health Ministry Approves Large-Scale Social Restrictions in Makassar
In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19, Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto has approved the implementation of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi.
The Decree Number HK.01.07/Menkes/257/2020 was issued by the Minister on 16 April 2020.
The proposal for the restrictions was made following a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the city.
Based on the results of epidemiological studies and considering regional preparedness in social, economic, and other aspects, the Government has deemed it necessary for Makassar to impose the restrictions.
Following the decision, the Makassar administration is 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. (Communication and Community Service Bureau/SM/EN)
Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: Mia M. Bonaedy