Thousands of Police, Military Personnel to Enforce Emergency PPKM

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  • Personnel of the National Police's Mobile Brigade (Brimob) Corps in hazmat suits prepare to take part in the inspection ceremony of COVID-19 mitigation operation

    Personnel of the National Police's Mobile Brigade (Brimob) Corps in hazmat suits prepare to take part in the inspection ceremony of COVID-19 mitigation operation "Aman Nusa II Penanganan COVID-19" in the Presisi Yard of the Jakarta Police headquarters on Friday, July 2, 2021. TEMPO / Hilman Fathurrahman W

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Operations Assistant to the National Police Chief, Insp. Gen. Imam Sugianto, in a press conference on Friday announced that 50 thousand joint personnel from the National Police (Polri) and Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) will be mobilized in the field during the enactment of emergency PPKM (public activity restriction). 

    “We will start to strengthen the field monitoring starting tomorrow with 21 thousand police and 32 thousand military soldiers,” he said in the press conference on July 2. 

    These personnel will be mobilized to 12 locations that are the main subjects of the emergency PPKM that will be effective starting Saturday, July 3-20 across regions in the islands of Java and Bali. The government will only allow activities in sectors that are deemed essential and critical. 

    Businesses and sectors classified as essential are those in the fields of finance, capital market, payment system, information and communication technology, hotels that do not handle COVID-19 quarantines, and export-oriented industries.

    Meanwhile, the critical sector businesses are allowed to operate with 100 percent office capacity under strict health protocols. Those include the sectors of energy, healthcare, security, logistics and transportation, food and beverages, petrochemical, national vital objects, disaster mitigation, national strategic projects, construction, basic utilities, and industries that supply basic needs. 

    Apart from the mentioned sectors, non-essential businesses are required to impose 100 percent remote working or work from home (WFH). 

    Read: Emergency PPKM: Police to Shut Jakarta's Entry, Exit Points as of 12 AM

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