COVID-19, Jakarta Closes Doors for Certain Public Transports



Mahinda Arkyasa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta transportation agency is set to restrict access for a number of public transports in and out of the capital city. Those targeted by the city's ban include inter-provincial buses (AKAP and AJAP) and tour buses.

    Head of the Jakarta transportation agency Syafrin Liputo, said that the policy is planned to be effective starting on Monday, March 30, 2020, at 6:00 PM Western Indonesia Time (WIB) but still awaits for the final decision by the Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ).

    "Yesterday afternoon's meeting produced this ban which should be enacted this evening at 18:00 but we still wait for it to be decided by BPTJ," said Syafrin to Tempo on Monday, March 30, 2020. He noted that the ban would be set in motion after BPTJ issues a formal circular and that certain sanctions will be imposed against violators. 

    This policy is a followup to the previous decision made by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), which extends the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency period.