Starting June 1, these are the “New Normal” Stages for Economic Recovery in Indonesia

This coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) which has forced people to stay at home has caused the economy slow down. Even some businesses have totally halted operations. The number of layoffs (PHK) has also increased.

Governments in various regions are still imposing Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) to prevent transmission of the coronavirus. Public transportation services are also not operating normally as previously.

To revive the economy to resume normal operations, the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs has planned the opening phases of business and industrial activities after the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has subsided.

The following is the timeline of the New Normal phases for economic recovery in 5 stages:

Implementation of New Normal:

Phase 1 (June 1)

Industries and services may operate with the Covid-19 health protocols in place.

Malls cannot operate, except for shops selling face masks and health facilities.

Phase 2 (June 8)

Shops, markets and malls are allowed to open with health protocols in place.

Phase 3 (June 15)

Mall status remains as per phase 2; evaluations will be carried out regarding opening salons, spas, and others. Covid-19 health protocols remain in place.

Schools will be opened but with a shift-type system.

Phase 4 (July 6)

Opening of economic activities with additional evaluations for the gradual opening of restaurants, cafes, bars and others, all with strict hygiene protocols.

Religious activities are permitted with a limited number of worshipers.

Phase 5 (July 20-27)

Evaluation of the first 4 phases. Opening of facilities, economic activities and large-scale social activities permitted.

By the end of July/ early August 2020 it is expected that all economic activities will have been opened.

Secretary of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Susiwijono, said that the matter circulating in the community was a preliminary study of the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, which has been intensively conducting studies and creating government policies leading up to, during, as well as in the future, post-Covid-19 epidemic.

“The preliminary study in circulation was anticipated in order to carry out the necessary efforts after the Covid-19 epidemic has subsided,” Susiwijono said in a statement.

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