Health Ministry Declares Large-Scale Social Restrictions in Riau’s Pekanbaru
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 Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau province.
The Decree Number HK.01.07/Menkes/250/2020 was issued by the Minister on 12 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 readiness in social, economic, and other aspects, the Government has deemed it necessary for Pekanbaru to impose the restrictions.
Following the decision, the Pekanbaru Government 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. (Ministry of Health/SM/EN)
Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas