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Tangerang extends PSBB, requires permit for intercity travel

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 4 2020   /  01:00 am
Safe distance -- A shop owner serves customers outside her shop on Jl. Pamulang Raya, in South Tangerang, Banten, on Monday, in an effort to help break the chain of COVID-19 transmission. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Jakarta’s satellite cities in Banten – South Tangerang, Tangerang municipality and Tangerang regency – extended their large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) period until June 14 as health authorities in the region are still recording a high number of new COVID-19 cases in the region. The provincial administration announced the issuance of a 2020 gubernatorial decree on the extension of the PSBB, which were initially scheduled to end on May 31. The administration stated the restrictions could be extended in the future if health authorities were still recording a high rate of COVID-19 transmission in the region. Apart from the PSBB extension, the decree also requires non-residents wanting to go on intercity travel to obtain an exit and entry permit (SIKM) issued by each city and regency administration. However, residents of the region and Greater Jakarta identity...