Javasatu, Malang – The Central Government will re-apply the rules of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) around the Java-Bali region from 11 – 25 January 2021. The decision is in accordance with Government Regulation (PP) Number 21 of 2020 concerning Large-Scale Social Restrictions in order to Accelerate the Handling of Covid-19.
In the rule, there are a number of areas in Java-Bali that are restricted activities, namely in Jakarta and surrounding areas covering all of DKI Jakarta, Bogor, Bogor Regency, Depok, Bekasi and Bekasi Regency. Then, in Banten area includes Tangerang, Tangerang Regency, South Tangerang and Tangerang Raya. In West Java outside Jabodetabek namely Bandung, West Bandung Regency and Cimahi Regency.
Meanwhile, Central Java, is Semarang Raya, Solo Raya and Banyumas Raya. In Yogyakarta, namely Gunung Kidul Regency, Sleman Regency and Kulon Progo. While in East Java, namely Malang Raya and Surabaya Raya. Also, in Bali are Denpasar City and Badung Regency.
Responding to this, the Mayor of Malang, Sutiaji said, for the Malang city area, at this time, there is still no plan to re-implement PSBB. Considering, the official warrant from the central government has not been received by the Malang City Government.
"If there is no black on white, not yet (for the enforcement of PSBB). Direct instructions yet, this is new information. The letter is not there yet," he explained, Wednesday (1/6/2021).
Will Coordinate with the Provincial Government
Although the central rule, in implementing PSBB, it will coordinate with the Provincial Government (Pemprov) of East Java.
"We are afraid, but it will still be coordinated," he added.
In accordance with the instructions of the central government, the Greater Malang area is included as one of the areas implementing PSBB. However, Sutiaji explained that the implementation cannot be immediately unilateral. Considering, Malang is located between Batu City and Malang Regency.
"It's nationally, not us (who make the rules). Maunya sampling is a big city, namely Malang Raya and Surabaya Raya. If the city of Malang, the condition is not the same as Surabaya. Malang city area will be limited by others (two other cities / regencies in Malang Raya), then we will see that," he explained.
Sutiaji added, related to the policy of psbb enforcement, Sutiaji does not want to elaborate further related to the technical implementation.
"The sentence is not closure, just restrictions. So that will be the tightening," he said. I'm not going to say that.