Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has again decided to extend the enforcement of the public mobility restrictions or PPKM policy in Java-Bali regions until May 9, 2022. This was stipulated through the Instruction of the Home Affairs Minister No. 22 of 2022, which was aimed at maintaining the current good condition of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This extended Java-Bali PPKM policy is only experienced a change in the number of regions under each PPKM level and the operating hours of shopping centers and MSME activities," said the Home Affairs Ministry's Director General of Regional Administration and Development, Safrizal in a statement, Tuesday, April 19.
In the Home Affairs Ministerial Instruction No. 22 of 2022, he said it was stipulated that no regions were under the strictest COVID-19 restrictions or Level 4. The number of regions under Level 1 also increased from 20 regions to 29 regions.
Consequently, the number of regions under Level 2 dropped from 99 regions to 97 regions, and the number of regions under Level 3 also declined from 9 regions to only 2 regions now.
In addition, the changes also occurred in the operating hours of shopping centers and MSME activities, especially in the PPKM level 2 area. The government decided to relax the limited operating hours to 10 p.m. local time.