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Health violations rampant in Jakarta under renewed restrictions

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Jakarta   /   Thu, January 14, 2021   /  04:28 pm
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A pedestrian walks in front of a restaurant on Jl. Sabang in Central Jakarta on Jan. 8.(Antara/Dhemas Reviyanto)

The Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) has found that violations of pandemic health rules remain widespread in the capital even after stricter restrictions were put in place on Monday. Satpol PP deployed personnel throughout the city this week to enforce Jakarta’s return to full large-scale social restrictions (PSBB). “Based on our observations, public discipline is waning," Satpol PP head Arifin said on Tuesday after a health protocol check in Central Jakarta, as reported by tempo.co. In Senen Market in Central Jakarta, for example, the agency found that mask compliance was generally low among vendors and customers. "Some people were seen carrying masks or hanging them under their chins without actually using them,” Arifin said. By Tuesday, the agency had recorded at least 51 mask-wearing violations at the market. Read also: Jakarta tig...