Gov't Extends Emergency PPKM to July 25

Tuesday, 20-July-2021 20:18

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian government has extended the Implementation of Emergency Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) until July 25, 2021.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said that if the COVID-19 spread rate shows a downward trend until July 26, the government would reopen the Emergency PPKM in phases, especially for MSMEs by still implementing strict health protocols.

This was conveyed by President Jokowi in an online press conference via the Presidential Secretariat's YouTube channel on Tuesday (07/20/2021) night.

"We always monitor, understand the dynamics in the ground, and also listen to the voices of the people affected by PPKM," said the President.

"Therefore, if the trend of cases continues to decline, on July 26, 2021, the government will open it gradually," he explained.

As it is known, the Emergency PPKM has been in effect since July 3, 2021, and is implemented in 122 districts/cities in Java and Bali.

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