NEWS DIY – Official information regarding whether or not the government has issued the Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) has not yet been issued, but a city in South Kalimantan has officially extended the PPKM.
Banjarmasin City, South Kalimantan officially extends PPKM Level 4 from Tuesday, August 24 to September 6, 2021.
The city of Banjarmasin has implemented the four-week PPKM policy from 26 July to 23 August 2021 and will officially be extended until 6 September 2021.
As quoted by the DIY News Team from ANTARANEWS, August 23, 2021, H Ibnu Sina as the Mayor of Banjarmasin emphasized that the extension of PPKM Level 4 for the next two weeks was a decision from the central government.
Ibnu Sina also added that although he was still at PPKM Level 4, the weekly Covid-19 cases in Banjarmasin were already at Level 3, while the bed occupancy rate (BOR) was at Level 2.
“The case has to go down. But the risk of this Provincial Capital does have more than others. Mobility is also definitely high. We will also evaluate this afternoon, “explained Ibn Sina.
This city is one of the areas included in 45 regencies/cities within the PPKM Level 4 area for areas outside Java – Bali according to the Instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs (Inmendagri) Number 28 of 2021 concerning the Enforcement of Restrictions on Community Activities Level 4 Corona Virus Disease 2019.
Some areas outside Java – Bali that are included in PPKM Level 4 according to the Ministry of Home Affairs are Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, and Papua.
While the 45 regencies/cities are Medan City, Padang City, Pekanbaru City, Batam and Tanjungpinang City, Jambi City, Palembang City, Lubuklinggau City, Musi Banyuasin Regency and Musi Rawas Regency, West Bangka Regency, Belitung Regency and East Belitung Regency. .
Furthermore, Bengkulu City, Bandar Lampung City, Pontianak City, Bulungan Regency, Nunukan Regency and Tarakan City, Berau Regency, Balikpapan City, Bontang City, Samarinda City, West Kutai Regency, Kartanegara Regency, East Kutai Regency and North Penajam Paser Regency, City New Banjar and Banjarmasin City.
Then, Mataram City, Sikka Regency, East Sumba Regency and Kupang City, Bitung City, Minahasa Regency and North Minahasa Regency, Makassar City and Tana Toraja Regency, Palu City and North Morawali Regency, Halmahera Regency, Jayapura City, Mimika Regency and Merauke Regency , and Sorong City.
PPKM in Java – Bali and outside Java – Bali will indeed end today, Monday, August 23, 2021, but the government has not issued a further statement regarding whether or not this policy is extended.
Meanwhile, several policies related to PPKM in Level 4 areas have also begun to be expanded, such as opening shopping centers or malls with a capacity of 50 percent of visitors, eating in or dine-in with a capacity of 25 percent or two people per table to outdoor sports that are allowed with regulations such as no more than four people and no physical contact.***