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Jakarta Post

No weekend lockdown for Jakarta, governor says

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano


Jakarta   /   Mon, February 8 2021   /  01:00 am
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (center) gives a speech during the launching ceremony of Jakarta Bermasker (Jakarta Wearing Mask) logo at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Feb. 3, 2021. The logo is part of the authorities' effort in educating people to adhere to the strict health protocols in order to curb the COVID-19 transmission.(Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)

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 looking into imposing the policy on ...