Social Restrictions “PPKM” in Indonesia
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PPKM (Pemberlakuan Pembatasan Kegiatan Masyarakat) is restrictions towards community activities. PPKM is implemented since July 3, 2021, as a local lockdown in various regions in Indonesia in an effort to suppress the spread of the Coronavirus. At the moment, the government has decided to extend the PPKM policy until August 2, 2021.
Critical and essential sectors continue to operate following government policies. Meanwhile, the tourism and other non-essential sectors are still temporarily closed until further notice.
Some exceptions during the implementation of PPKM policy, are:
- Traditional markets are allowed to operate until 3 p.m.;
- Restaurants and other meal shops are allowed to offer dine-in services with limited time visit to 20 minutes; maximum close at 8.00 p.m.;
- Barbershops, vehicle maintenance and repair services, small-scale businesses, and groceries are allowed to open until 9 p.m.
All activities must be within 50% of the area’s capacity and under strict health protocols.
The announcement was announced by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, on July 25, 2021.
The possibility of an extension can occur when the decrease in cases has not been significant.
Hopefully, the conditions will be conducive soon, then we can all travel again.
Stay safe, happy, and healthy!