Jakarta: Monitoring the latest developments surrounding the covid-19 outbreak in Indonesia, Bank Indonesia (BI) is staunchly committed to maintaining monetary and financial system stability, whilst safeguarding secure, uninterrupted, reliable and efficient payment system services as well as adequate supply of rupiah currency fit for circulation.
Most public services will continue to operate as normal, namely the Bank Indonesia – Real Time Gross Settlement (BI-RTGS) system, National Clearing System (SKNBI) as well as rupiah and foreign currency monetary operations backed by the Bank Indonesia – Scripless Securities Settlement System (BI-SSSS) and Bank Indonesia-Electronic Trading Platform (BI-ETP), along with rupiah banking/currency management services and government financial services.
"Bank Indonesia will remain vigilant of the latest developments concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and immediately announce any changes in the operating activities or other public services," the central bank said in a press release on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
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BI has implemented and continues to strengthen K3 (occupational health, safety and security) measures for BI employees as well as the public and other parties interacting with BI, including social distancing.
According to BI, critical employees are splitting operations across several locations, while most other employees are working from home.
In addition, the central bank is also promoting cleanliness and hygiene at all work spaces and public areas of the office complex.
"To maintain the continuity and sustainability of public duties and services that prioritise public safety and security, Bank Indonesia continues to coordinate in synergy with the Government and other relevant authorities to institute collective measures, such as monitoring, evaluation, prevention and mitigation of the covid-19 outbreak," the central bank stated.