What’s New on the Sixth Partial Lockdown (PPKM Level 4) in Bali to 13 September 2021

7 September 2021

The central government of Indonesia has finally extended the Partial Lockdown (PPKM Level 4) in Bali for the sixth time last night, Monday evening (6/9). Even though there was a great improvement in Covid 19 situation on the island, it’s still not enough to lower the status of Bali to be categorized as a Level 3 region.

There are only 11 regions in Bali and Java island, labelled as Level 4 areas; nine of them are all the regions in Bali, Jembrana, Bangli, Karangasem, Badung, Gianyar, Klungkung, Tabanan, Buleleng, and Denpasar. The other two regions are located in East Java, Magetan and Ponorogo.

“We estimate that Bali will take another week to go down to level 3 from level 4 due to the high number of active cases in hospitals,” said Luhut Pandjaitan in a virtual press conference (6/9).Though still considered a Level 4 area, a few regulations have been adjusted for this latest partial lockdown which is valid until 13 September 2021. 

  1. The implementation of teaching and learning activities in educational institutions is carried out through distance learning. 
  2. Implementation of activities in the non-essential sector applies for 100% Work From Home (WFH). 
  3. Implementation of activities in essential sectors such as: 
    • Finance and banking, insurance, exchanges, pension funds, and financial institutions can operate with a maximum capacity of 50% staff. 
    • Capital market, information and communication technology includes cellular operators, data centres, internet, postal services, media, and non-quarantine handling hotels can operate with a maximum of 50% of staff. 
    • Export-oriented and supporting industries can operate one shift with a maximum capacity of 50% of staff. 
    • Essential in the government sector following the technical provisions issued by the Ministry of Empowerment of State Apparatus and Bureaucratic Reform. 
  4. Implementation of activities in critical sectors such as: 
    • Health, security and order can operate 100% of the staff without any exceptions. 
    • Disaster management, energy, logistics, transportation and distribution, especially for the community’s basic needs, food and beverages and their supports, including for livestock/pets, fertilizers and petrochemicals, cement and building materials, vital national objects, national strategic projects, construction (public infrastructure), basic utilities (electricity, water and waste management) can operate with a maximum of 100% of staff. For office administration services to support operations, a maximum of 25% of WFO staff is applied.
  5. Supermarkets, traditional markets, and grocery stores selling daily necessities, operating hours are limited to 9.00 pm local time with a capacity of 50% of visitors. 
  6. Pharmacies and drug stores are allowed to operate 24 hours.
  7. Small shops selling non-daily necessities can operate with a maximum capacity of 50% and operating hours until 5.00 pm local time. 
  8. Internet/ phone voucher outlets, barbershops, laundry, hawkers, small workshops, and car washes are allowed to open until 9.00 pm local time.
  9. Implementation of eating/drinking activities in public places: 
    • Food stalls/ warung, street vendors and hawker stalls are allowed to open with strict health protocols until 8.00 pm local time with a maximum of 3 visitors eating at the place and a maximum meal time of 30 minutes.
    • Restaurants or cafes situated in buildings/ malls only accept the delivery/ take away and are not allowed for dine-in.
    • Restaurants or cafes with open setting spaces are permitted to open with strict health protocols until 8.00 pm local time with a maximum capacity of 25%, one table for a maximum of 2 people, and a maximum meal time of 30 minutes.
  10. The central government plans to ease the operation of businesses in malls and shopping centres in Bali. The trial of opening malls and shopping centres in Bali will be discussed further directly by the provincial government authorities.
    • Activities at shopping centres/ malls/ trade centres are allowed to operate 50% from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm local time 
    • It is mandatory to use the PeduliLindung application to screen all visitors and employees of related shopping centres/ malls/ trade centers. 
    • Restaurants/restaurants and cafes located within shopping centres/mall locations only accept delivery/ take away and do not accept dine-in. 
    • Residents under 12 and above 70 years old are prohibited from entering shopping centres/ malls/ trade centres.
    • Cinemas, children’s playgrounds and entertainment venues within shopping centres/ malls/ trade centres are closed.
  11. Construction activities for public infrastructure (construction sites and project sites) can operate 100% with stricter health protocols. 
  12. Places of worship (Mosques, Churches, and Temples) are allowed to open with a maximum of 50% capacity or 50 people by implementing stricter health protocols and paying attention to technical arrangements from the Ministry of Religion. 
  13. Public facilities, parks, and tourist attractions are temporarily closed.
  14. Public transportation, taxis (conventional and online) and rental/rental vehicles are enforced with a maximum capacity setting of 50% by implementing stricter health protocols. 
  15. Wedding receptions are not allowed during the implementation of PPKM Level 4. 
  16. Domestic travellers who use private cars, motorbikes and long-distance public transportation (aeroplanes, buses, ships and trains) must have these travel requirements: 
    • Vaccine card (minimum vaccination dose) first). 
    • PCR for aeroplanes and Antigen for private cars, motorcycles, buses, trains and ships. 
    • Logistics and drivers are excluded from the Covid test but must have a vaccine card.
  17. It is mandatory to use the PeduliLindung application for arrangements for entry and exit to companies, malls or other public facilities.

Per 7 September 2021 (12:00 WIB), Bali has given the first jab of Covid-19 vaccines to 3,211,631 people, and 2,011,708 were fully vaccinated. More than 94% of the targeted population in Bali (ca. 3.4 million people) have received their first shot, and more than 59% have received their second jab. Leaving only about 193,499 people to receive their first immunisation. Bali authority predicts to have all of its targeted population fully vaccinated by the end of October 2021.

Latest Covid-19 statistics per Monday (6/9), 305 new infections in Bali, made total cases 106.458. Recent recoveries at 208, in total 108.763 with 17 recent deaths were reported, in total 3633. While in Indonesia, there were 4.413 new cases, pushing down the total infections to 4.133.433 with 136.473 total deaths and 3.850.689 recoveries.

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