On 31 March, President Joko Widodo declared a Public Health Emergency Status (Kedaruratan Kesehatan Masyarakat). The government decided to implement Large Scale Social Restrictions (Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar -“PSBB“) as a response to the Public Health Emergency Status.
On 3 April, the Minister of Health issued Regulation No. 9 of 2020 on Large Scale Social Restriction Guidelines in Acceleration of Handling of Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) (Pedoman Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar Dalam Rangka Percepatan Penanganan Corona Virus Disease 2019) (“Reg 9“).
Further, on 7 April, the Ministry of Health issued Ministerial Decree No. HK.01/MENKES/234/2020 on the Stipulation of Large Scale Social Restriction in DKI Jakarta Province in Regard to the Acceleration of Handling of Corona Virus Disease (“Decree“).
Under the Decree, MOH stipulates that as a response to the Public Health Emergency Status, DKI Jakarta is now enforcing PSBB on 10 April. The enforcement of PSBB will be applicable for the longest incubation period, i.e., 14 days and may be extended if there is still proof of the spreading of COVID-19.
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