TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said that the enforcement of micro-scale public activity restriction or Micro PPKM has yielded good results.
“The policy is expanded to 20 provinces by this week,” Airlangga said in a video conference on Monday, April 5, 2021. However, he stopped short of specifying five additional provinces that will impose the restriction.
According to him, the Covid-19 handling is a strategy to restore the national economy. After the contraction in the second quarter of 2021, he added, the economic trend has improved in the fourth quarter of 2021. Various international institutions also estimated that Indonesia's economic growth will be around 4-5.6 percent this year.
“This is in line with the decline in the number of active cases and deaths caused by Covid-19, the acceleration of vaccinations, and efforts of national economic recovery, as well as the implementation of various regulations related to the Job Creation Law,” Airlangga explained.
Airlangga said that the government has also issued regulations to boost household consumption and investment in order to recover the economy. It has also encouraged state spending and exports. “These are believed to boost the economic growth,” he said.