TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The government is obligating people to use the PeduliLindungi Covid-19 tracing app prior to entering supermarkets and hypermarkets under the enactment of the public activity restriction (PPKM) starting from September 14.
Citing Bisnis.com, this latest update on the ever-adapting public restriction policy meant to suppress the potential spread of coronavirus is overseen by the Home Affairs Minister’s Instruction No.42/2021 enacted in two most populated islands of Java and Bali.
Visitors would need to undergo this screening process to shop in places categorized as supermarkets and hypermarkets. The app is not mandated in traditional markets, general grocery stores, and other small-establishment shopping centers selling daily needs.
Operational hours of these facilities are limited to 21:00 local times and limited to 50 percent capacity for regions enacting the level 4-3 PPKM while 75 percent capacity is permitted in areas enacting the looser PPKM level 2.
The PeduliLindungi screening app enables the government’s healthcare sector to screen people based on their medical records and determine who have tested positive for Covid-19 and who are already cleared from the virus.