TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan directly inspected the process of the restrictions of people’s mobility to the capital at KM 47 of Jakarta-Cikampek toll road on Tuesday, May 26.
Anies said the inspection was aimed at ensuring that people allowed to enter and leave the city had an exit and entry permit (SIKM).
“I hold an inspection tonight (Tuesday) at the checkpoint of KM 47. Those who are lacking SIKM will not be permitted to enter Jakarta areas,” said Anies in an official statement of the city administration on Tuesday, May 25.
He underlined that the city administration would be firm and strict in monitoring the mobility of people leaving the province. The officers would instantly ask those without SIKM to turn back.
Based on the gubernatorial decree No. 47/2020, SIKM would be issued for business purposes and sectors exempted from the Large-Scale Social Restrictions or PSBB orders. Other than both, Anies stressed, were not allowed to enter or leave Jakarta.
The governor then demanded residents, particularly those going mudik or mass exodus to their hometowns, cancel their return plan since it was restricted.
Anies stated that the stringent measures on the people’s mobility were an effort to curb further spreading of the novel coronavirus that caused Covid-19. After two months of imposing the PSBB, Anies Baswedan claimed there had been significant development on the virus transmission.
“This aims to protect Jakarta people, to appreciate the hard work of millions of people who are staying at home so we don’t return to the situation in March and April,” he concluded.