The government has again extended the policy of limiting micro-community activities (PPKM) for two weeks in 15 provinces including Bali.
The policy, which originally ended on March 22, 2021, was extended to April 5, 2021.
Through this policy, the government implements several restrictions. However, unlike before, some activities are now being permitted.
Among them are face-to-face teaching and learning activities that can be done on a limited basis.
This allowance is limited to only universities and academies.
“Teaching and learning activities can begin to be carried out face-to-face for universities/academies which are opened in stages with pilot projects,” said Chairman of the Committee for Handling Covid-19 and National Economic Recovery (KPC PEN), Airlangga Hartarto in an online press conference, Friday, March 19, 2021.
Airlangga said face-to-face learning activities can only be done in universities/academies. Meanwhile, learning at the high school, vocational high school level, or below is still held online.
Face-to-face teaching and learning activities at colleges/academies are carried out in stages and by implementing health protocols. “Based on regional regulations or regional head regulations,” said Airlangga.
In addition to face-to-face lectures at colleges and academies, at PPKM Micro volume 4 the government has also allowed the holding of cultural arts activities.
However, these activities are limited to only 25 percent of capacity and must be carried out under strict health protocols. “Art and culture workers are starting to have an opportunity by opening a cultural facility with a capacity of 25 percent,” he said.
Apart from these two regulations, other restrictions that apply to PPKM micro-volume 4 are still the same as the previous period.
The regulation is in the form of limiting office activities or work from an office (WFO) by 50 percent, dine in or eating at restaurants is limited to 50 percent by allowing delivery services, and public facilities are limited to a maximum of 50 percent.
Then, the shopping centers or malls operate until 9 p.m., and the essential sector and construction operate 100 percent according to health protocols. “The malls are still up to 21.00 with health protocols,” said Airlangga.
Besides being extended, the coverage of micro PPKM was also expanded to 15 provinces. Initially, 10 provinces implemented micro PPKM, namely DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, DI Yogyakarta, Banten, Bali, East Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, and North Sumatra.
Now, 15 provinces apply these restrictions with the addition of South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara.
“The main points of the extension and expansion are included in the Minister of Home Affairs Instruction Number 6 of 2021,” said Airlangga.
Also, the implementation of the 3M campaign, especially wearing masks, showed a significant increase. Of the 423 districts/cities, there are only 17,97% of regions where the level of compliance is below 60%.
Airlangga also stated that a high level of compliance of more than 90% was found in 115 districts/cities (27,19%). Meanwhile, there are 144 districts/cities (34,04%) with a 76-90% compliance rate. Only 88 districts/cities (20,8%) have a compliance rate of 61-75%.
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