DKI Jakarta Extends PSBB for Two Weeks

On September 11, 2020, the Governor of DKI Jakarta re-imposed the Large-Scale Social Restrictions Activities (Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar or “PSBB”) through the Governor Decree No. 959 of 2020 on the Entry into Force of Large-Scale Social Restrictions in the Management of the Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) in the DKI Jakarta Province (the “Decree”), which initially is effective only until September 27, 2020. However, the Decree stipulates that the PSBB measure may be extended in the event that new cases of Covid-19 keep significantly increasing.

On September 24, 2020, the Governor of DKI Jakarta announced that the PSBB policy will be extended to avoid potential escalation in Covid-19 cases. Therefore, as governed under the Decree, the PSBB policy will continue from September 28, 2020 until October 11, 2020.

Similar to the initial PSBB, in implementing this PSBB extension, the DKI Jakarta Government refers to the Governor of DKI Jakarta Regulation No. 33 of 2020 dated April 9, 2020 regarding the Implementation of Large-Scale Social Restrictions in the Management of the Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) in the DKI Jakarta Province as amended by the Governor of DKI Jakarta Regulation No. 88 of 2020 dated September 11, 2020 (collectively referred to as the “Regulation”).

In essence, the Regulation governs the following key provisions:

  • Religious Activities at Places of Worship

For religious activities carried out at places of worship, the maximum attendance shall be 50% (fifty percent) of the full capacity.

  • Workplaces

‘Non-essential’ workplaces must be limited to no more than 25% (twenty five percent) of the full capacity. If an employee gets infected with the Covid-19, all activities at the workplace must be discontinued for at least 3 x 24 hours.

  • People Movement Using Public and/or Private Transportation

All mass public transportations are limited to the maximum capacity of 50% (fifty percent) of the full capacity.

In addition to the above, the Governor of DKI Jakarta issued Decree No. 979 of 2020 dated September 22, 2020 on Controlled Isolation Places owned by the DKI Jakarta Province as Management of the Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) (“Decree 979/2020”). In Decree 979/2020, the Governor of DKI Jakarta declares i) the Jakarta Islamic Centre, ii) Graha Wisata Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, and iii) Graha Wisata Ragunan as controlled isolation places for those who contracted Covid-19 in DKI Jakarta.

Given that DKI Jakarta has new Covid-19 cases every day and even is predicted to reach 20,000 active cases in early November, there is a high possibility that the PSBB policy may be extended again. We will continue to monitor the development closely.

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September 25, 2020

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