The government has officially designated PPKM level 3 across Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi – the Jabodetabek area – plus in Yogyakarta, Bali, and Greater Bandung.
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that with the increase to PPKM level 3, several adjustments will be made for business locations, entertainment venues, and dining.
“Warteg and food stalls can be open until 9pm with a maximum capacity of 60 percent. Restaurants have a maximum of 60 percent of visitors and can be open until 9pm,” Pandjaitan said during an online press conference.
In addition, cinemas are still allowed to open on the condition that children under 12 years old are have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Places of worship can operate with 50 percent capacity. Public facilities are at 25 percent, and arts and culture venues are at 25 percent,” he added.
Meanwhile, export-oriented and domestic industries can operate at 100 percent capacity. Supermarkets are allowed to operate until 9pm with a visitor limit of 60 percent. Local markets can be open until 8pm with a maximum of 60 percent of visitor capaciy. Malls can remain open until 9pm and have up to 60 percent of visitors.
Children’s playgrounds and entertainment areas are open with a maximum of 35 percent of visitors by submitting proof of a COVID-19 vaccine dose for children under 12 years old.
Pandjaitan has ordered increased vigilance against the surge in the Omicron variant which is contributing to the increase in COVID cases. These include increasing health facilities and converting beds for COVID patients.
Pandjaitan said the PPKM policy that the government had taken would follow the adjusted assessment level, based on the coverage of inpatient capacity.
“Based on the data we have collected from various sources, Omicron has much faster transmission, exceeding the transmission of the Delta variant,” he said.
Pandjaitan claimed that the government is continuing to update the data and has asked for input from various experts in their fields.
“As well as an analysis of developments in all countries so that the government’s handling of Omicron is handled in a holistic manner,” said Pandjaitan.