PPKM Level 2, 1 Make Up 93 Percent of Regions in Java, Bali Islands
Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian has issued Instruction of Minister of Home Affairs Number 20 of 2022 on Enforcement of Public Activity Restrictions (PPKM) Level 3, Level 2, and Level 1 during COVID-19 Pandemic in the Islands of Java and Bali.
In the Instruction taking effect from 5 to 18 April 2022, the number of regions implementing PPKM Level 1 recorded a significant increase from 6 to 20 regions. In addition, the number of regions implementing PPKM Level 2 also increased from 83 to 99. PPKM Level 1 and Level 2 made up 93 percent of regions in the Islands of Java and Bali.
“Period of the PPKM which is extended at the beginning of the month of Ramadan is expected to bring good results as the number of regions implementing PPKM Level 1 increases,” Director General of Regional Administration Development at Ministry of Home Affairs, Safrizal ZA, said in his press release, Tuesday (04/05).
On the other hand, the number of regions implementing PPKM Level 3 declined from 39 to 9. During this period, now there is no region implementing PPKM Level 4.
The Instruction also regulates operations of malls/shopping centers/trade centers, food stalls, and restaurants/cafes in regions implementing PPKM Level 2. During this period, the establishments can operate until 10 p.m., an hour longer than regulation of Instruction Number 18 of 2022. Meanwhile, the regulation of similar establishments in regions implementing PPKM Level 1 and Level 3 remained the same.
As for sports matches, the Instruction regulates that spectators are required to have either vaccine booster or provide a negative antigen test for those who have been fully vaccinated.
“Players, officials, media, and supporting staff are required to have been fully vaccinated and show a negative antigen test taken on the match day,” he said.
According to Safrizal, the Government will always remain vigilant in following the latest development of COVID-19 in Indonesia, including the downward trend in infections.
The public is also reminded to maintain discipline in adhering to health protocols during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (PR of Ministry of Home Affairs/UN) (RAS/HD/MMB)