Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan on Thursday extended the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to the end of June, during which the nation’s capital aims to gradually phase out the restrictions in several sectors.
Starting on Friday, the Jakarta administration has commenced the transition phase by allowing certain venues to reopen, including places of worship and outdoor sports facilities. These facilities must still comply with strict health protocols, such as limiting worshipers and visitors to 50 percent normal capacity and maintaining physical distance.
The governor announced that offices, museums and libraries would begin reopening next week, starting with retail centers on June 15. The phasing out of the PSBB is expected to end on June 21, when recreational facilities like zoos will reopen.
Here is a look at how several public facilities are gearing up for their reopening, from a mosque to a tourist spot. Meanwhile, workers at the Jombang public cemetery in South Tangerang, Banten, are cautiously welcoming the start of the “new normal” phase. (yps)