Patria cautions of PPKM level increase if health protocols ignored

Patria cautions of PPKM level increase if health protocols ignored

Documentation - The public at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium, in Senayan, Jakarta, during the PPKM easing on October 31, 2021. (ANTARA/Dewa Ketut Sudiarta Wiguna/rst)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria reminded Jakarta's residents to keep staying vigilant and implementing strict health protocols in a bid to maintain the capital city's level 1 public activity restriction (PPKM) status.

"If people ignore health protocols, we can go back to PPKM level two and even revert to emergency PPKM," Patria stated here Wednesday.

Patria noted that Jakarta was currently at PPKM level one, but the public should not become negligent in implementing health protocols.

"The public must remain alert to always implement health protocols, such as wearing masks, washing hands, maintaining distance, avoiding crowds, and reducing mobility," he remarked.

On the other hand, Patria also lauded the residents' participation in reporting violations of health protocols through the Jakarta Kini (JaKi) application.

"Thank you also to the officers, who continue to take action against every violation for the safety of all citizens," he noted.

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The central government had earlier determined that the PPKM status in Jakarta be lowered, from level two to level one, based on Instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs Number 57 of 2021.

The central government lowered the PPKM status in Jakarta based on indicators for adjusting public health efforts and social restrictions in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Another indicator is the vaccination achievement that reaches at least 70 percent for the first dose and 60-percent vaccination coverage for the elderly.

With the status of PPKM being lowered to level one, several curbs were eased in the form of the working capacity at offices of companies in the non-essential sector being increased to 75 percent.

In addition, malls are allowed to operate up to 10 p.m. local time, with 100-percent capacity, and children under 12 years of age are allowed to enter malls in the company of parents.

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