Jakarta: The provincial government of Jakarta has banned people from engaging in celebration activities drawing congregations during the application of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the capital.
"Marriage is not prohibited but can take place at the religious affairs office (KUA) though the reception for it stands canceled. Similarly, other celebratory activities, such as circumcision rituals, the celebration for which has been abolished," Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan stated at the City Hall in Jakarta on Tuesday, April 9, 2020.
Anies cautioned of strict sanctions being slapped on those found violating the provisions during the implementation of PSBB in Jakarta since Friday, April 10, 2020.
"We will not allow activities to run if they raise the likelihood of transmission," he emphasized.
Furthermore, he ensured that information will be disseminated in advance to the public before the PSBB is effectively implemented.
To this end, he urged the people of Jakarta to partake in implementing regulations when the PSBB are put in place to stem the spread of covid-19.
"In principle, DKI Jakarta has implemented restrictions, right from working, studying, and worshipping at home to transportation restrictions. We have undertaken those efforts for three weeks," he stated. (antara)