Yogyakarta governor emphasizes continued health protocol adherence

Yogyakarta governor emphasizes continued health protocol adherence

Yogyakarta Governor Hamengku Buwono X. (ANTARA FOTO/Luqman Hakim/my)

Yogyakarta (ANTARA) - Governor of Yogyakarta Hamengku Buwono X has called on all elements in the society at large to always follow health protocols despite the status of public activity restrictions (PPKM) being lowered, from level 3 to level 2.

"Continue to maintain health protocols, as the conditions are still (uncertain)," he noted in Yogyakarta on Tuesday.

The governor reminded the public to refrain from traveling, and if it is not an emergency, then people should ideally stay at home.

"If you do not have any (urgent requirements), then do not go," he affirmed.

The Instruction of the Home Affairs Minister (Inmendagri) Number 53 of 2021 on Community Activities Restrictions Level 3, Level 2, and Level 1 against COVID-19 in Java-Bali Regions stipulates that as of now, level 2 of the restriction is imposed in Yogyakarta.

That ministerial instruction, which regulates Level 2 PPKM in Yogyakarta, is effective from October 19 to November 1, 2021.

The policy covers all regions in Yogyakarta, ranging from Bantul District, Gunung Kidul District, Kulon Progo District, and Sleman District, to Yogyakarta City.

As a follow-up, the governor also issued Yogyakarta Governor's Instruction Number 31/INSTR/2021 on the Corona Virus Disease Level 2 PPKM in Yogyakarta, signed on Tuesday, October 19.

With the reduced level, children below 12 years of age may go to malls, shopping centers, and entertainment centers.

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In addition, a policy permitting a maximum 50-percent capacity, is imposed for educational units that conduct limited face-to-face learning. Moreover, a minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained during the learning process.

The 50-percent capacity limitation policy is not imposed on schools for children with special needs of all levels. They are allowed to cater to a maximum of 62 to 100 percent of their capacity while still maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 meters.

For Early Childhood Education, the maximum capacity is 33 percent, and a minimum distance of 1.5 meters is required for its operation.

As for the non-essential sector activities, 25-percent capacity for work from office is imposed for vaccinated employees. They are required to use the PeduliLindungi application at the entrance and exit of the workplace.

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