Through data monitored through the PeduliLindungi application, total of 1,015,303 people went to the mall since the opening of the shopping sector in Indonesia. However, 619 people were denied access to the malls.

“Since the opening of the shopping sector, namely malls, monitoring by the PeduliLindungi system has recorded up to 1,015,303 people who have checked-in on the system, but we have succeeded in screening 619 people who did not meet the visitor criteria,” said Covid-19 Task Force spokesman Prof Wiku Adisasmito in a virtual conference on Tuesday (17/8/2021).

Vaccine certificates are a requirement for people wishing to to visit shopping centers, especially in the Greater Jakarta (DKI) area. The PeduliLindungi application is used to verify vaccination status of prospective visitors.

The government plans to expand the the opening of shopping centers in level 4 districts/cities. This will be carried out after reviewing the effectiveness of health protocols implemented in the field.

In addition, Prof. Wiku said that the government has allowed individual and group sports activities to commence. Sports activities shall involve groups of no more than four people in level 3 and level 4 agglomeration areas of Java and Bali.

Prof. Wiku also said that activities in places of worship has been increased to 50 % of maximum capacity in level 3 and 4 districts/cities.

“Specifically related to the implementation of PPKM levels 3 and 4 in areas outside Java and Bali, with efforts focused on limiting mobility, handling at the source with priority on wearing masks, increasing 3T efforts, especially contact tracing, encouraging people to perform centralized isolation, and increasing vaccination coverage that now has touched the national average,” he said.

Author: HL

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