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Jakarta Post

Anies refutes mall reopening claims

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 28 2020   /  12:45 am

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has refuted the Jakarta Indonesian Shopping Center Association’s (APPBI) claim that shopping malls will reopen in early June, citing the possibility that the capital’s large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) will be extended.

Anies said the third phase of restrictions in Jakarta, which will be in force until June 4, could be extended if deemed necessary.

“So if anyone says the malls will open on June 5, that’s made up. It’s fiction,” Anies told the media on Tuesday night.

“No regulation has been issued that says PSBB [in Jakarta] has ended.”

The governor added that the reopening date of malls in Jakarta would depend on the evaluation of the third phase of Jakarta’s PSBB, which would be conducted on Friday. He expected the results to come out early next week.

“It could be extended. It could also end. It ...