Government seeks to simplify curbs regime with name change

Nina A. Loasana (The Jakarta Post)


Jakarta   ●  
Fri, July 23 2021

In announcing its decision to extend emergency curbs until the end of this week, the government has ditched its previous naming convention for a four-tier community activity restrictions (PPKM) system, officials have said.

Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said the name change was made at the request of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in a bid to simplify the policy terms.

Pak President has asked us not to use the terms PPKM Mikro or PPKM Darurat and use the simpler PPKM level IV instead. So in the future, we’ll call the restrictions PPKM levels I, II, III and IV,” Luhut said in a virtual press conference on Wednesday.

Under the new four-tier system, which was formalized in a Home Minister instruction issued on Tuesday, each city or regency must enforce restrictions based on their level…

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