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Jakarta Post

Jakarta collects Rp 1.1b in fines as end of PSBB transition looms

  • Galih Gumelar


Jakarta   /   Thu, July 30 2020   /  01:00 am
Round ‘em up: Officers from the Jakarta Public Order Agency and Jakarta COVID-19 task force detain local residents for not wearing masks at Kramat Jati Market in East Jakarta on Saturday. The officers also detained street vendors and people without ID cards for questioning and COVID-19 testing.(JP/P.J. Leo)

The Jakarta administration is amassing a significant amount of money from city residents who seem not to care about flouting COVID-19 health protocols, as the capital approaches the end of the extended transition from large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) on Thursday. The number of violations of the protocols in the capital has shot up since the city started relaxing curbs and allowing businesses to reopen on June 5. The Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) said it had collected fines amounting to Rp 1.1 billion (US$78,571) from businesses and individuals that ignored health protocols during the transition up until July 24. Of that figure, around 60 percent, some Rp 664 million, was collected from the 4,094 individuals caught without masks in public, while the remainder was sourced from businesses and arts and cultural performances that failed to follow the necessary protoco...