Jakarta governor preparing COVID regulation for Christmas, New Year

Jakarta governor preparing COVID regulation for Christmas, New Year

Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, after attending a meeting on COVID-19 handling during Christmas and New Year at the Jakarta City Hall on Thursday (November 25, 2021). (ANTARA/Dewa Ketut Sudiarta Wiguna/FR)

In principle, our implementation will be the same as every region in Java with several unique points concerning Jakarta that will be announced.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Governor Anies Baswedan has said he is preparing a regulation concerning COVID-19 handling in Jakarta during Christmas and the New Year in response to the central government's plan to apply Level 3 public activity restrictions (PPKM).

"Jakarta will make a gubernatorial regulation based on the Domestic Affairs Ministry's Instruction," he informed after attending a meeting on COVID-19 handling during Christmas and New Year at the Jakarta City Hall on Thursday.

The Domestic Affairs Ministry's Instruction regarding people's activities handling or PPKM has been circulated, the governor noted.

Soon, a gubernatorial regulation will be prepared that will summarize specific points from the instruction and add several others that are not yet covered by the instruction, he elaborated.

Baswedan said he aims to have the regulation ready by December 1, 2021 so that there is enough time to disseminate it before the Level 3 PPKM comes into effect. Level 3 PPKM will be imposed from December 24, 2021 to January 2, 2022.

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"In principle, our implementation will be the same as every region in Java with several unique points concerning Jakarta that will be announced," he affirmed.

With regards to the regulation on the letter of entry and exit permit (SIKM), he noted that his administration will adhere to it if it is included in the instruction.

Earlier, the government announced that Level 3 PPKM will be applied across all regions during the Christmas and New Year holidays to prevent a spike in COVID-19 cases.

All regions in Indonesia, including those where Level 1 and 2 PPKM have been imposed, will apply Level 3 PPKM, it said.

However, the Airlangga University's public policy analyst, Gitadi Tegas Supramudyo, said the government should provide a clear rationale behind its decision to apply Level 3 PPKM.

According to Supramudyo, good intentions are not enough. A policy should be based on evidence, he added.

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