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Govt to issue ‘new normal’ guideline for manufacturers

  • Mardika Parama

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 30 2020   /  08:33 am

The Industry Ministry will issue a guideline for manufacturers to resume operations during the partial alleviations of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), as the country gears up to restart the economy under a “new normal”.Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasismita said on Wednesday that the guideline would be in accordance with a set of policies on the prevention of COVID-19 in offices and factories, issued by Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto on May 20.The policies set out requirements for businesses to be allowed to reopen, including keeping a physical distance between workers, ensuring sufficient handwashing facilities and prohibiting older workers from working late hours.“Insya Allah [God willing], I will sign the guideline on Friday for employers who wish to operate during the new normal,” he said during an online press conference.The COVID-19 outbreak has forced ...