Government Bans Mudik Tradition to Control Covid-19



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, on Friday, March 26, announced the ban against this year's mudik - which is a tradition where a mass exodus takes place at the end of Islam's holy month of Ramadan. The ban will take effect from on May 6-17, 2021. 

    “The ban on mudik will start from May 6 to May 17, 2021. Before and after those dates we encourage people not to travel across provincial borders except for urgent matters,” said Muhadjir Effency in a press conference on March 26.

    ketentuan ini berlaku untuk seluruh ASN, anggota TNI/Polri, karyawan BUMN, karyawan swasta, maupun pekerja mandiri dan seluruh masyarakat.

    According to the minister, this policy applies to all state apparatus (ASN) or civil servants. That includes the members of the National Armed Forces (TNI), Police, employees of State-owned Enterprises (SOEs), private sector workers, and the general public. 

    The details of the mudik ban will be followed up by other state ministries related to this issue. The Covid-19 task force will also oversee the restriction in detail.

    Read: Over 350,000 Vehicles Leave Jakarta Amid Mudik Ban