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COVID-19: Toll roads into and out of Jakarta still operating normally

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 30, 2020   /   05:52 pm
COVID-19: Toll roads into and out of Jakarta still operating normally Vehicles travel on the Tomang-Meruya section of the toll road in West Jakarta in this file photo. (The Jakarta Post/Umair Rizaludin )

Despite calls from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to limit travel across regional borders in an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19, there are not yet any restrictions on traveling into or out of Jakarta, according to the Jakarta Police.

All toll roads in the city will continue to operate normally, Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus has said.

"Jakarta hasn't applied any regional quarantine, yet, so we are currently still disseminating information on social distancing. Any decision on a regional quarantine will be determined by the central government," he told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

Jokowi instructed his Cabinet to impose stricter rules on large-scale physical distancing coupled with "civil emergency policies" in an effort to contain the worsening COVID-19 outbreak in a Cabinet meeting on Monday.

Regardless, Yusri said the Jakarta Police together with the Indonesian Military (TNI), state-owned toll operator PT Jasa Marga and related institutions had conducted joint training in preparation for the worst-case scenario of Jakarta being under quarantine.

He also stressed the importance of social distancing as stipulated in the National Police chief edict issued on Mar. 22, which prohibits any mass gatherings. (trn)

 


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