East Jakarta's food stall, restaurant closed over PSBB violation

East Jakarta's food stall, restaurant closed over PSBB violation

Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) personnel forcibly shut down a food stall and a restaurant in Pulogadung area, East Jakarta, on Tuesday for violating large-scale social restrictions (PSBB). ANTARA/HO-Satpol PP Jaktim

Only takeaway (food stalls and restaurants) are allowed to operate. Please order (foods and beverages) and then take them home. Don't eat or drink there
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Personnel of the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) forcibly shut down a food stall and a restaurant in the Pulogadung area, East Jakarta, Tuesday, for violating large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), effective since a day before.

"We are (only) implementing Gubernatorial Regulation Number 88 of 2020 on PSBB that we will return to the initial phase of PSBB," Chief of Satpol PP of Pulogadung Sub-district Andik Sukaryanto stated.

The food stall is Beringin Sawo, while the restaurant is Upnormal Coffee Roaster in the Rawamangun area.

During a raid conducted on Tuesday, Satpol PP officers found the food stall and restaurant offering tables and chairs for customers to eat and drink.

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During the raid, Satpol PP officers checked each of the house-cum-shops selling foods and beverages to check if customers still ate and drank there.

"Only takeaway (food stalls and restaurants) are allowed to operate. Please order (foods and beverages) and then take them home. Do not eat or drink there," he emphasized.

The food stall and restaurant found violating PSBB are sanctioned in line with Gubernatorial Regulation Number 79 of 2020 on PSBB sanction.

The Satpol PP officers later sealed the food stall and restaurant for 24 hours.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has officially slammed the brakes on relaxations applied to PSBB in the capital and announced their complete re-imposition to contain the spread of COVID-19.

"Taking into account the emergency situation in Jakarta, we are left with no other choices but to apply the emergency brakes. This means we have to implement PSBB as it was at the onset of the pandemic. This is the emergency brake that we have to pull," he noted in a press statement at the Jakarta City Hall on last Wednesday evening.

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto had noted last Thursday that the COVID-19 recovery rate in Jakarta reached 75.2 percent of the total cases.

“When we look at the recovery rate in Jakarta, it has reached 75.2 percent,” the minister, concurrently chief of the Committee for COVID-19 Handling and Economic Recovery, remarked.

Meanwhile, the national recovery rate touched 71.5 percent, while the fatality rate is pegged at 4.1 percent, Hartarto stated.

It was reported earlier that with regard to the COVID-19 cases, Jakarta had a positivity rate of 13.2 percent, or above the safe figure of under five percent prescribed by the World Health Organization.

Based on the Jakarta government's data, active cases in the capital, including patients receiving treatment or undergoing isolation, had reached 11,245 as of last Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed cases in Jakarta currently stood at 49,837, with 37,245 recoveries and 1,347 deaths.

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