Jakarta, CNN Indonesia — Blocking points in the Jakarta and surrounding areas during the implementation of the emergency Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) were added to three posts to further minimize the mobility of residents.
Previously, the police had made 72 isolation points in various areas of DKI Jakarta and its surroundings to limit the movement of people during the Emergency PPKM period.
“There are still people who can enter Jakarta even though he [works in] non-essential and critical sectors. Therefore, we plan to add several locations starting tomorrow for closure and diversion,” said Traffic Director of Polda Metro Jaya Kombes Sambodo Purnomo Yogo to reporters, Friday (9/7).
“While [adding] three points, there are three other points that we are studying, reviewing and conveying to the public,” he continued.
The two additional isolation points are on Jalan Fatmawati and Jalan Antasari. Both roads will be closed from 06.00 to 10.00 WIB starting tomorrow, Saturday (10/7).
In addition to the two points, the addition of a blocking point was also carried out in Cijantung, East Jakarta, and has been implemented today.
Sambodo added that the road closure did not apply to health workers, both nurses and doctors. “We are only open to health workers, doctors and nurses,” he said.
Furthermore, said Sambodo, the addition of this blocking point is an effort to emphasize to the public that currently we are in the Emergency PPKM period.
“All of this is to emphasize that Jakarta is currently in the Emergency PPKM period. For people who are not engaged in essential and critical sectors, please stay at home, because the number (Covid) in Jakarta is still high and continues to increase,” he said.
Meanwhile, related to the chaos at the isolation post between the police and members of the Presidential Security Forces (Paspampres) on Daan Mogot Street, West Jakarta, the National Police Commission (Kompolnas) asked the officers to remain firm but polite.
“On the one hand, the officers who enforce the rules must be firm but still have a good attitude and use polite language,” said Head of the National Police Commissioner Inspector General (Ret.) Benny Mamoto to reporters, Friday (9/7).