Jakarta Governor allows restaurants, cafes to operate until midnight

Jakarta Governor allows restaurants, cafes to operate until midnight

Visitors enjoy a meal at a café in Central Park Mall, West Jakarta on August 24, 2021. (ANTARA FOTO/Sigid Kurniawan/rwa/my)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta administration has allowed restaurants and cafés to operate from 06:00 p.m. until midnight (local time) at the latest under the strict imposition of health protocols. They can also accept dine-ins.

The latest regulations have been laid down in the Jakarta Governor's Decree No. 1122 of 2021 regarding Level Three Community Activity Restrictions, which was released in Jakarta on Wednesday. It was drafted in accordance with the Instruction of the Home Affairs Ministry No. 43 of 2021.

 The decree caps the number of visitors allowed at restaurants and cafés at 25 percent.

It also stipulates that one table be occupied by a maximum of two people and they be given up to 60 minutes to finish their meal.

Before entering restaurants or cafés, visitors and employees will be required to use the PeduliLindungi application for screening, according to the decree.

The regulations for other places remain the same as before.

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Food stalls, street vendors, hawker stalls, and the like have been allowed to open and accept dine-ins until 9 p.m. local time, with maximum visitors capped at 50 percent and meal time limited to 60 minutes.

Visitors and employees are required to have received at least the first COVID-19 vaccine dose. The rule exempts those who are still within the grace period of three months after testing positive for COVID-19 and have laboratory results as proof, residents with contraindications to vaccination based on a medical examination and a doctor's statement, and children below 12 years old.

Restaurants and cafés located in buildings or shops or open areas, either in separate locations or in shopping centers or malls, can remain open until 9 p.m. local time.

The number of visitors at such establishments has been capped at 50 percent of total capacity. They have also been asked to limit the meal time to up to 60 minutes, allocate one table for two people, and enforce the use of the PeduliLindungi application.

The decree was signed by Governor Anies Baswedan on Monday (September 20, 2021) and will be implemented from September 21 to October 4, 2021.  

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