Ramadan 2021: Anies Baswedan Adjusts Opening Hours of Restaurants

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  • From left to right: Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, Istiqlal Mosque Grand Imam Nasaruddin Umar, Religious Affairs Deputy Minister Zainut Tauhid are seen together after Friday prayers at Istiqlal Mosque, Central Jakarta, Friday, April 9, 2021. TEMPO/Lani Diana

    From left to right: Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, Istiqlal Mosque Grand Imam Nasaruddin Umar, Religious Affairs Deputy Minister Zainut Tauhid are seen together after Friday prayers at Istiqlal Mosque, Central Jakarta, Friday, April 9, 2021. TEMPO/Lani Diana

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaJakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has officially changed the opening hours of restaurants during the fasting month of Ramadan this year.

    The policy is stated in the Gubernatorial Decree No. 434 of 2021 concerning the amendment to the Gubernatorial Decree No. 405 of 2021 on the extension of the Micro-scale Community Activity Restriction or Micro PPKM.

    “Dining in restaurants is allowed until 22:30 WIB, and [restaurants] can operate again at 02:00-04:30 WIB to serve the needs of people having sahur (pre-dawn meal),” as quoted from the decree.

    The number of people dining indoors is also limited to a maximum of 50 percent of the total capacity. Restaurants are also permitted to serve takeaway or delivery services based on their opening hours.

    The policy only applies to food stalls, restaurants, cafes, and food street vendors and takes effect beginning April 9, 2021.

    Previously, Anies Baswedan said that public activities at nighttime during Ramadan increased. Moreover, people willing to break their fast tend to visit restaurants at the same time. Thus, Anies asked restaurant managers to be disciplined in applying the predetermined health protocols during the adjusted opening hours.

    Read: Jakarta Restaurants Open Longer during Ramadan

    LANI DIANA