Reports Say Jokowi Will Enforce 'PPKM Darurat'

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  • Officers bury bodies according to the Covid-19 protocol at Rorotan TPU, Cilincing, North Jakarta, Monday, June 28, 2021. DKI Jakarta recorded the most additional cases with 8,348 cases, West Java with 4,771 cases and Central Java with 2,143 cases. ANTARA/M Risyal Hidayat

    Officers bury bodies according to the Covid-19 protocol at Rorotan TPU, Cilincing, North Jakarta, Monday, June 28, 2021. DKI Jakarta recorded the most additional cases with 8,348 cases, West Java with 4,771 cases and Central Java with 2,143 cases. ANTARA/M Risyal Hidayat

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaRumors say that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will announce the enforcement of Emergency Community Activity Restrictions or PPKM Darurat on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

    A source from the Health Ministry said the scenario for this emergency restriction was similar to the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB). In the new policy, traveling outside the region will be allowed. “But on condition that they have been vaccinated [against Covid-19] and undergone PCR test [with the negative result],” said the source on Tuesday.

    It was also said that this policy was taken after considering the skyrocketing number of Covid-19 cases in the archipelago. In the past week alone, Indonesia kept breaking a new record of the highest single-day increase, until it peaked on June 27, 2021, with more than 21,000 new infections.

    A number of regions have also become large infection clusters, such as Kudus in Central Java, Bangkalan in East Java, and Bandung in West Java.

    The government has imposed the micro-scale PPKM or Micro PPKM since February 2021. After several extensions, President Jokowi decided to tighten the Covid-19 restrictions policy in the middle of June. However, the Covid-19 trend continued to rise.

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