Palembang, CNN Indonesia —
The Governor of South Sumatra Herman Deru proposed to the Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to remove the term Emergency Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM). According to Herman, the term Emergency PPKM sounds scary to the public.
“I ask the president, sir, don’t use the term emergency again, horrified wong [orang]. Well, finally it was changed, apparently it was agreed that there would be no more emergency terms. So play on the level bae [saja],” said Herman Deru, Monday (19/7).
Apart from the term Emergency PPKM, said Herman, increasing discipline to implement health protocols must continue to be tightened. Especially the use of masks in public places.
“So there is no longer an emergency PPKM term. But level 1, level 2, level 3, level 4, that’s it,” he added.
Currently, his party is still evaluating the tightening of PPKM Micro implementation in Palembang and a number of other areas in South Sumatra which has been held since July 1. The results of the new evaluation will be submitted tomorrow, Tuesday (20/7).
“Our latest result is that South Sumatra is at level 4 but the standard is low, not high. Hopefully it will go down. On the 20th, a decision will be made on the policy of limiting activities that will be implemented in the future,” said Herman.
The government was previously reported this afternoon that it would announce the fate of the Emergency PPKM which would end tomorrow, Tuesday (20/7).
However, based on the information obtained CNNIndonesia.com, the discussion is still ongoing and does not rule out the possibility that the announcement of the fate of the Emergency PPKM will be published tomorrow.
(idz / bullfinch)