Third extension of Jakarta's PSBB (Large-Scale Social Restriction)
As of yesterday, May 21, the number of deaths in Indonesia was 1,278, of which 498 were in the city of Jakarta, and the increase in the number of infected people in Indonesia was 973 per day, while the increase in Jakarta was 70 per day.
The day after tomorrow, May 24, we will have Lebaran (Idul fitri), and the main road connecting Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi) and the outside is closed to entry and exit due to the prohibition of Mudik, so the annual heavy traffic jam in Central Java and East Java is not expected to occur, but the latest information is that Silaturahmi (greeting round) in Jabodetabek was OK with the condition of private motorbike or car at the end of April, but after that it became NG, and after the police issued OK in the middle of May, Governor Anis said NG after all on May 16.
It is said that this is the third and last extension of PSBB in Jakarta, while West Java may have a fifth extension to coincide with Jakarta.
Jakarta Special Provinces
- 1st time: 14 days, from April 10 to April 23
- Second time: 28 days, from April 24 to May 21
- Third time: 14 days, from May 22 to June 4
West Java Province
- 1st time: 14 days from April 15 to April 28
- Second time: 14 days, from April 29 to May 12
- Third time: 14 days, from May 13 to May 26
- 4th: 3 days from May 27 to May 29
When the PSBB was issued, the hashtag "#DiRumahAja (stay home)" became popular as a way for the people to refrain from going out in order to prevent infection, but when a video of a crowd of people flooding the entrance of a shopping mall to go shopping for Lebaran preparations spread, the hashtag "#IndonesiaTerserah (Indonesia whatever you want)" became more pessimistic.
Measures for Foreigners Entering Indonesia
According to an email sent from the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia on May 19 to Japanese nationals, they are required to present a health certificate containing the PCR test results when they enter Indonesia, and if they do not have it, they are required to undergo a rapid test (rapid antibody test) upon arrival in Indonesia and consent to voluntary isolation for 14 days.
- The Ministry of Health of Indonesia requires foreign nationals who intend to enter Indonesia to include the result of PCR test in the health certificate presented at the time of entry, and those who do not include the result of negative PCR test in the health certificate will be subjected to additional health tests, including Rapid Test, upon arrival in Indonesia.
Currently, PCR testing in Japan is only available at the airport quarantine upon entry into the country from abroad, and is generally not available at medical institutions in Japan unless there is a medical necessity to do so.
In addition, the health certificate "must be presented at airport check-in on departure and at immigration on arrival in Indonesia, with the original issued within seven days." Therefore, considering the fact that the patient was voluntarily separated for 14 days after entering Japan, the PCR test at the time of entry into Japan is already invalid at the time of entry into Indonesia.
In this case, you have to check in without a valid health certificate when you leave Japan, but some airlines refuse to allow you to board.
I think the rapid test after entering Indonesia can be taken at the airport quarantine, but it is a simple test to test blood by pricking the finger tip with a needle and the accuracy is less than PCR test.
Hospitals and drive-through laboratories in Jakarta and Cikarang provide rapid tests, but the cost of the test varies from place to place, such as 500,000 to 1.5 million rupiah.