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Jakarta Post

No weekend lockdowns for Jakarta, Anies says

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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (center) gives a speech during the launch of the Jakarta Bermasker (Jakarta Wears Masks) logo at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Feb. 3. The logo is part of authorities' efforts to educate people about COVID-19 health protocols.(Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano
Jakarta   ●   Sat, February 6, 2021

The Jakarta administration has denied reports that it was considering imposing full COVID-19 lockdowns in the city on weekends.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said in a statement on Friday that the administration never had plans to impose such tight restrictions.

“The news about the lockdown has been an ongoing discourse in the public and the media, but we’re not considering […] imposing a weekend lockdown in Jakarta,” the governor said.

He said the administration was still enforcing both large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) and public activity restrictions (PPKM), which would likely be extended again in accordance with a directive from the central government.

Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria was the first to publicly mention potential weekend lockdowns in Jakarta. He said on Tuesday that the administration was looki...

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