Jokowi Orders Ministers to Channel Social Aid

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said that the government will continue to channel aid packages to the people. "I have ordered respective ministers to immediately channel the social aid to eligible residents," Jokowi said in a press conference on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

    The government will begin to open economic activities gradually on July 26, 2021, if the Covid-19 case trends decrease. For the first phase, the government will allow food vendors, street vendors, snack vendors, and similar types of outlets that have open spaces to operate under strict health protocols until 9:00 PM.

    The government will also limit the amount of time for dine-in customers to 30 minutes. In addition, activities in traditional markets selling daily food staples will be allowed to operate until 8:00 PM with a maximum capacity of 50 percent.

    Also, the government will regulate economic activities in traditional markets selling goods other than daily food staples to be allowed to open until 3:00 PM with 50 percent maximum capacity. market operation must be accompanied by the implementation of strict health protocol, which regulation will be determined by the regional governments.

    Further, street vendors, groceries, voucher agents or outlets, barbers, laundries, small workshops, carwash, and other similar small businesses will be allowed to operate accompanied by implementation of strict health protocol until 9:00 PM. Any technical regulations will be handed over to regional governments.

    Meanwhile, other activities in the essential and critical sektors, either within the government or private, and for matters related to travel protocols, will be explained separately.

    FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA