Baswedan expects "new normal" in Jakarta following PSBB third round

Baswedan expects "new normal" in Jakarta following PSBB third round

A resident found violating large-scale social restrictions in Jakarta was ordered to clean the street in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, as Public Security Agency (Satpol PP) looks on.

If we are all disciplined, Jakarta can return to a new normal. Many people usually call it a new normal to refer to a new situation instead of a pre-pandemic situation.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Governor of Jakarta Anies Bawesdan projects normalcy to be restored in the capital and local residents resuming activities after the third round of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) ends.

"If we all remain disciplined, Jakarta can return to a new normal. Many people usually call it a new normal to refer to a new situation instead of a pre-pandemic situation," he remarked at the Jakarta City Hall on Tuesday.

However, if in the subsequent two weeks, all residents infer that the PSBB is over and they can amass or congregate, then the transmission of COVID-19 will potentially increase, he cautioned.

"Remember that we were once in figure four (meaning one person transmits the disease to four other people) in March. We do not want to return to that position. We want to maintain the current position that is expected to improve further," he noted.

In the past couple of months since the imposition of PSBB, Jakarta residents can work together to control the spread of coronavirus, he remarked, adding that Jakarta’s residents are expected to not reduce their adherence to a disciplined lifestyle.

"This is not yet over. I want to underscore that there is no relaxation. Do not think it is relaxed. Do not feel that it is over," he stated.

"Neither should you embark on mudik (idul Fitri exodus). Please stay in Jakarta. We must ensure that our capital will really be able to contain the spread of COVID-19, " he added.  

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