Starting Today, Bali Implements Micro-scale PPKM (Community Activities Limitation)

Starting today, Bali is implementing PPKM (Community Activities Limitation) on a micro-scale. This regulation is stated in the Governor of Bali’s Circular Number 03, 2021.

Wayan Koster, Governor of Bali (Credit: merdeka.com)

Micro-scale PPKM reactivated the Covid-19 task force in the village and sub-district levels. The task force will include the village community’s components whose are the focus in a concentrated zone.

While the previous PPKM system was enforced by the Covid-19 task force in district/city and provincial levels, this new micro-scale PPKM synergizes the Covid-19 task force with the local task force.

The local task force will be focusing on the red zone without ignoring the yellow and green zones.

“The yellow (zone) is the concern of the task force to keep it (the zone) green,” said I Dewa Nyoman Rai Dharmadi, Head of Bali Public Squad Enforcement (Satpol PP) via merdeka.com on Monday (8/2).

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The local task force’s role is to maintain people’s mobility in their respective areas. They are also monitoring crowds and activities that don’t comply with health protocols.

They will report health protocol violations to the authorities, such as the Public Squad Enforcement (Satpol PP), supported by the Indonesian Army (TNI) and Indonesian National Police (POLRI). In that sense, the penalty is given by the authorities.

The local task force’s formation was more effective due to the in-depth knowledge of the respective areas. Meanwhile, their post (Posko Gotong Royong)’s cost and procurement for handling Covid-19 come from each budget as needed. 

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The micro-scale PPKM mechanism includes the regulations for activities in business places. It limits the number of visits to a maximum of 50 percent at public facilities, and all activities must end at 21.00 WITA (Middle Indonesia Time Zone).

Meanwhile, traditional markets’ activities are regulated using a circulation system. It sets a certain distance between visitors and the sellers and the market operation must end at 21.00 WITA.

However, some business activities, like the construction sector’s activities, are still allowed to fully operate under valid health protocols.

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