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Jakarta Post

Four regions call off PSBB for lack of funds, ineffectiveness

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 29 2020   /  01:24 am

The administrations of three municipalities and one regency, namely Gowa regency in South Sulawesi, Makassar also in South Sulawesi, Tegal in Central Java and Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan, have decided to discontinue large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), leaving 23 other regions holding on to the measures to ward off COVID-19 transmission.There are also only four provinces imposing the PSBB, namely Jakarta, West Java, Gorontalo and West Sumatra, which comprise 58 regencies and municipalities. Meanwhile, as of Wednesday, 410 regencies and municipalities across all 34 provinces have been affected by the coronavirus.The decision of the regional administrations to put an end to the PSBB without any more extensions came in the past two weeks, with some considering its ineffectiveness after the central government allowed resumption of public transportation services early this month.1. ...