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Jakarta Post

Gyms may reopen under transitional PSBB: Anies

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Jakarta   /   Tue, October 13 2020   /  01:00 am
Keep fit: A staff member sprays disinfectant around the Soemantri Brojonegoro Sport Center gym in Jakarta on June 11. The Youth and Sports Ministry has issued a health protocol for the so-called “new normal” that requires fitness centers to limit the number of people using their facilities to just 10 at a time. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has said indoor sports centers and gyms may resume operations starting Monday, following the relaxation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the city. In September, the Jakarta administration reimposed full PSBB in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the capital. Anies announced on Sunday that the city had entered the second transitional period and businesses, such as gyms and cinemas, could now open under strict health protocols.  “We implemented the emergency brake policy [of full PSBB] for about a month because the number of cases was increasing out of our control. After the number of new cases became more stable, we started to release the brakes slowly, step by step,” Anies said in a statement. The transitional period will last until at least Oct. 25. Fitness centers will be required to comply with health prot...