The Jakarta Post
According to the Indonesian Shopping Center Association (APPBI)'s Jakarta chapter chairman, Ellen Hidayat, 60 shopping centers will reopen for business on June 5 and the remaining four on June 8. (Shutterstock/hxdbzxy)
Sixty-four shopping malls across Jakarta will reopen in early June after having been closed since April because of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB).
According to the Indonesian Shopping Center Association (APPBI)'s Jakarta chapter chairman, Ellen Hidayat, 60 shopping centers will reopen for business on June 5 and the remaining four on June 8.
The move is in accordance with Gubernatorial Decree No. 489/2020 on the PSBB extension in Jakarta, which will end on June 4.
The PSBB policy has been extended three times since it was first implemented.
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has hinted that the city administration would not extend PSBB measures for a fourth time and that Jakartans should be ready to face a “new normal”.
Here are the shopping malls that are slated to reopen on June 5:
Meanwhile, shopping centers that are scheduled to welcome visitors on June 8 are Grand Indonesia, Teras Benhil, Summarecon Mal Kelapa Gading and Sunter Mall.
As part of a plan to gradually loosen the PSBB policy, police and military personnel will be deployed to monitor prevailing restrictions starting on Tuesday in Jakarta, West Java, West Sumatra and Gorontalo provinces.
Up to 340,000 officers will be posted at 1,800 public spaces to enforce the limitation of large gatherings and ensure modes of public transportation and commercial areas operate at only 50 percent capacity, Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said as quoted by kompas.com.
A shopping mall that can accommodate 1,000 people, for instance, will only be allowed to hold 500 people. (gis/kes)
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