Provincial govt bans celebration activities during PSBB in Jakarta

Provincial govt bans celebration activities during PSBB in Jakarta

Pedestrians cross the sidewalk Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Jakarta, Tuesday (04/07/2020). The government has officially set Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in the DKI Jakarta area in the context of accelerating the handling of COVID-19. Antara Foto / Akbar Nugroho Gumay.hp.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The provincial government of Jakarta has banned people from engaging in celebration activities drawing congregations during the application of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta and its adjoining areas.

"Marriage is not prohibited but can take place at the religious affairs office (KUA) though the reception for it stands canceled. Similarly, other celebratory activities, such as circumcision rituals, the celebration for which has been abolished," Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan stated at the City Hall, Jakarta, Tuesday.

Baswedan cautioned of strict sanctions being slapped on those found violating the provisions during the implementation of PSBB in Jakarta since Friday, (Apr 10).

"We will not allow activities to run if they raise the likelihood of transmission," he emphasized.

Furthermore, Baswedan ensured that information will be disseminated in advance to the public before the PSBB is effectively implemented.

To this end, he urged the people of Jakarta to partake in implementing regulations when the PSBB are put in place to stem the spread of COVID-19.

"In principle, DKI Jakarta has implemented restrictions, right from working, studying, and worshipping at home to transportation restrictions. We have undertaken those efforts for three weeks," he stated.  Related news: Jakarta police announces 10 transportation modes prioritized
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