Bandung – West Java (West Java) Governor M Ridwan Kamil or Kang Emil said they had decided not to extend the West Java Provincial Proportional Large-Scale Social Limitation policy which officially ended on Friday.
Kang Emil in Bandung on Friday said the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic after not extending West Java’s PSBB would focus on testing in vulnerable areas or areas. Beyond that, other strategic policies will be submitted to the city / regency government.
“So, starting today (Friday, 6/26) there are no more PSBB at the West Java Province Level. We have decided that all of them are 100 percent carrying out AKB or adapting new habits,” Kang Emil said after reviewing the implementation of the massive COVID-19 test with the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) at Gedung Sate Bandung.
He said the decision not to extend the PSBB was based on the reproduction rate of COVID-19 in West Java, which had been below the number for the past six weeks.
According to him, in the World Health Organization (WHO) standard, the number one could be considered controlled and the occupancy rate of the COVID-19 referral hospital was at 27 percent.
However, he stressed that during the IMR period it did not necessarily decrease vigilance and tighter supervision was localized at the village or kelurahan level.
He said that the city / regency level government could adjust to the existing conditions, including if they wanted to submit a PSBB in their area.
“Monitoring is localized at the village or kelurahan level, at the micro scale restrictions are made, but the West Java scale PSBB is stopped, followed by local policies,” he said.
Meanwhile, specifically for the areas of Bogor, Depok, Bekasi (Bodebek), PSBB will continue to refer to DKI Jakarta’s policies which are still in effect until July 2, 2020.
On the other hand, said Kang Emil, he wanted to move the economy and did not want a surge in unemployment or economic growth in West Java minus at the end of the year.
“West Java Provincial Government will focus on massive testing in areas with high potential in spreading viruses such as traditional markets, tourist attractions, places of worship, and transit points for the movement of people such as terminals, stations and airports,” he said. (Ant)
*English by Tokoh.ID system