Jokowi Urges Strict from Going Home to Prevent Corona Spread

There are already 14 thousand homecomers who have left Jabodetabek amid the corona virus outbreak.

President Joko Widodo sees the appeal for the people not to go home to their hometowns as insufficient. The president called for decisive steps from all parties to reduce the rate of movement of the people from Jabodetabek to a number of regions to prevent the spread of the corona virus.”For the sake of mutual safety, I also ask for more stringent steps to prevent the movement of people to the region,” Jokowi said, quoted from.

Jokowi emphasized that a number of regional heads had appealed to the nomads, especially in Jabodetabek not to go home. However, the number of travelers is in fact still high and occurred long before the season.”This (appeal) I ask this to be continued and intensified again. But in my opinion such an appeal is not enough. Need to be more decisive steps to close the Covid-19 distribution chain,” said Jokowi.

Jokowi explained the movement of homecoming flows occurred earlier since the establishment of the emergency response in DKI Jakarta. Most of them are informal workers and are moving towards West Java, Central Java, DI Yogyakarta, and East Java.Based on data received by Jokowi, in the past eight days there have been 14 thousand travelers who used 876 inter-provincial bus fleets. This number does not include those who use other mass transportation.

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Mahfud Md: Governor Anies Asks for Jakarta Quarantine Permit

The Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security (Menkopolhukam) Mahfud Md confirmed that the Governor of DKI Jakarta, Anies Baswedan had submitted a quarantine application to the government.The quarantine request for the area was contained in the letter numbered 143 dated March 28, 2020 and was only received by the government on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

That’s all first,” said Mahfud, Monday, March 30, 2020.Previously, the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government (Pemprov) had conducted a study related to the plan for a regional quarantine in Jakarta. A number of studies will be discussed through limited meetings (ratas) with the central government.

This step was taken because the regional quarantine policy remained under the authority of the central government.”So the various options, for example, are prohibited by public, private transportation, not including (transportation) of goods. That is the option of how we distribute logistics and options,” said Head of the Jakarta Transportation Agency, Syafrin Liputo when contacted on Monday.

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Considerations in the Buffer City

If the area quarantine is underway, he stated that the plan for public transportation will continue to operate as usual. It’s just, he continued, the ban was imposed on outsiders banned from entering Jakarta and vice versa.”The name of the quarantine area is that people in Jakarta cannot go out and from outside they cannot enter Jakarta,” he said.

In addition, Syafrin stated that there were other steps in the area quarantine application. Consideration was carried out in the buffer cities of Jakarta.”There is an interland in Jakarta which becomes a unified area called Jabodetabek. So it is necessary to consider whether the quarantine of the area is in Jakarta or including the interland,” he said.

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Jokowi Urges 2020
Jokowi Urges 2020 Strict from Going Home to Prevent Corona Spread

Quarantine PP Related Corona Areas Are Being Prepared, What Will Be Regulated?

A number of regional leaders take anticipatory policies to avoid outbreaks in their regions. Most recently, the Government of the City of Tegal, Central Java has set a local lockdown period for its area to avoid transmission of the corona virus, covid-19.The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD considered the decision made by several regional heads as a reasonable action on the basis of emergency conditions. He said, the government was making a more detailed mechanism for this step to be effective.

The government is preparing a draft Government Regulation to implement what is called regional quarantine. There will be regulated when an area may restrict the movement that is generally often called regional quarantine,” said Mahfud, Friday, March 23, 2020.Mahfud said the government regulation would regulate the terms and conditions as well as guidelines for local governments who want to carry out regional quarantine.

Because, so far a number of regions have implemented territorial quarantine based on their respective provisions.“Then what is forbidden to do and how the procedure is now being prepared. God willing, in the near future the regulation will come out so that there is uniformity,” he said.

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Set Procedure

Furthermore, Mahfud said, until now the central government provides concessions for regions that have implemented regional quarantine. However, in the future must follow the rules of the game that will soon be set.”For example, the procedure, we will arrange that the head of the provincial regional task force proposes to the head of the national task force. Later the national task force will coordinate with relevant ministers because the regional quarantine is related to the authority of several ministers,” he said.

“So cars carrying staple goods, ships also from outside the area may not be closed access to enter an area because it involves basic needs. Second, shops, stalls and supermarkets that are needed by the community that cannot be closed cannot be prohibited from being visited but it will still be under strict supervision by the government, “he said.

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