Unmitigated, PPKM Level 4 Extended until August 9, 2021

The condition of the spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia is not even decreasing. However, this often has a negative impact on the residents. Recently, President Joko Widodo has published the PPKM Level 4 program which will later be extended until August 9, 2021.

According to the IDN Times report, the Minister of Home Affairs (Mendagri) Muhammad Tito Karnavian explained that the PPKM program will apply to 3 regions ranging from Java, Bali to the area with the widest distribution in Indonesia.
It is known that Karvanian has issued 3 Instructions from the Minister of Home Affairs (Inmendagri) namely Inmendagri No. 27, Inmendagri No. 28, and Inmendagri No. 29. Inmendagri. Where the program has received direct approval from the government to continue to minimize the center of the crowd from August 3 to 9, 2021.

It is believed that they will not only limit the mobility of various public vehicles, but also private vehicles that are willing to cross the city to the island. On the one hand, they also intend to hack into the spread of online gambling activities which are reportedly taking advantage of the pandemic.

Not Many Rules Applicable
As reported by ANTARA, the Minister of Home Affairs did not issue many regulations that were in effect when PPKM Level 4 was enacted. This limit is not much different from Level 3 PPKM, which mostly reduces activities outside the home.

In essence, the Minister of Home Affairs still applies non-essential activities that are still running online. While other essential activities are allowed to operate up to 50% of the previous state.

On the one hand, the Minister of Home Affairs did not tighten the face-to-face critical sectors based on existing activities. However, his party only allowed the operation to run by complying with a number of predetermined health protocols.

Even so, the public’s interest in the regulation is still not enthusiastic. Because most of them strongly disagree with the extension of the PPKM Level 4 program. In fact, some of them believe that Level 5 may be issued after 9 August.

Not all
The situation is quite burdensome for residents, especially in areas that are under the PPKM Level 2 provisions. Because in fact the area is declared free from the spread of COVID-19. However, the Minister of Home Affairs does not want to take the risk by giving leeway to address the potential that will occur in the future.

According to the latest regulations, areas that are included in PPKM Level 2 can only operate up to 75%. While the rest are required not to play an active role in everything.

This condition is not comprehensive, where areas at PPKM Level 3 and Level 4 have a capacity of 25% from the previous situation. This makes things even more confusing. Because for the community, the program is considered inefficient to hack the corona virus outbreak.

Decree 3 of the Ministry of Home Affairs
According to Inmedagri Decree No. 27 of 2021, areas from Java to Bali have entered the PPKM Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 programs. The most vulnerable areas are East Java, Central Java, West Java and DKI Jakarta. While other areas are all areas on the island of Bali.

Meanwhile, according to the provisions of Inmedagri No. 28 of 2021, a number of regions that have just implemented the PPKM program are Papua, Maluku, Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, Kalimantan to Sulawesi.
And the Regulation of the Minister of Home Affairs No. 29 of 2021 which only facilitates command posts starting from PPKM Level 1, Level 2 to Level 3 by implementing optimization at the village and sub-district levels.