ポストコロナ時代の新しい日常であるNEW NORMAL

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New Normal, a code of conduct for Indonesia after the lifting of the PSBB (Large-Scale Social Restrictions)

Preparing for the post-PSBB release

Yesterday, President Jokowi visited the Smarekon Mall near his home in West Bekasi to inspect its preparations for the reopening of operations on June 8.

Since yesterday (May 26), the army (TNI) and police (POLRI) local governments (Pemerintahan Daerah) have been deployed at 1,800 targeted locations including traffic hubs, malls, markets and tourist destinations in four provinces (provinsi) and 25 districts (kabupaten) to check that the wearing of masks, social stanchions and hand washing encouragement as health procedure discipline (Disiplin Protokol Kesehatan) is being followed in line with the PSBB and a large number of police officers were on standby today at the Tol (Expressway) West Bekasi exit checkpoint.

In a speech yesterday, Jakarta Special Provincial Governor Anis said that the decision to re-extend or not to extend the PSBB, which is scheduled until June 4, is up to each citizen's awareness, but the code of conduct for citizens at the end of the PSBB will be set out in a procedure called New normal (Normal baru in Indonesian) and will be phased in from June 1.

Three indicators to be achieved by each municipality for the implementation of the New Normal

The term "new normal" is a concept used in the context of an extraordinary event becoming a new normal in response to the financial market changes that occurred after the Lehman shock in 2008, and although it is a concept that represents a new normal in contrast to the normal under regulation by Indonesia's PSBB, it follows the roadmap for post-Corona economic revival announced earlier this month by Indonesia's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Compared to this roadmap, New Normal has moved the schedule forward slightly, with all restaurants and other establishments reopening for business in June and assessments in July, with the goal of restoring the economy and stopping the increase in unemployment.

From June 1, the state-owned enterprise BUMN (Badan Usaha Milik Negara) will continue to work at the office for those under 45 years of age and WFH for those over 45 years of age; manufacturing and service sectors will resume operations on a limited basis; retail stores will resume operations from June 2; tourism and educational institutions will resume operations from June 8; restaurants, cafes and gyms will resume operations from June 29; and after the above in a phased manner, the results of the implementation of the New Normal will be re-evaluated on July 13 and 20, with all social activities returning to normal in early August.

However, there are three indicators to be achieved by each municipality in transitioning from the PSBB to the new normal, and considering the current infection situation in Indonesia (the increase in the number of infected people on May 26 was 415 nationwide and 61 in Jakarta), it is a very difficult target to achieve.

  1. Reduce the basic reproductive number R0 (the number of people infected with an infectious disease who, on average, directly infects how many people when they join a population to which no one is immune) from the current 2.5 to less than 1 for two consecutive weeks.
  2. The number of hospital and emergency IGD (instalasi gawat darurat) beds should be sufficient to accommodate the number of supervision subjects (PDP = Pasien Dalam Pengawasan) and observation subjects (ODP = Orang Dalam Pemantauan) who need to be hospitalized.
  3. Perform 3,500 PCR tests per 1 million population.

The recent decision by the Minister of Insurance on the New Normal code of conduct to be followed in general companies and manufacturing (nomor hk.01.07/menkes/328/2020), which stipulates how to work in offices and factories under the New Corona pandemic, is gradually leading to a return to normal corporate activities while dealing with the coronavirus.


情報共有 1

The sharing of visible results leads to a common recognition of the problems, but if there are people who are troubled because the scarcity of information is diminished by the increasing sharing, the political power to increase the position by monopolizing useful information is at work.

インドネシアのスタバの店員にありがたい人生の教訓を教わった件 2

When you order your usual iced coffee at your regular Starbucks, a familiar clerk usually talks to you in a friendly and familiar way, like "You came at an unusual time today," or "Is your usual iced coffee okay today?

宗教によって異なる「死んだらどうなる」の考え方 3

Both Christianity and Islam are religions derived from Judaism and believe in the one and only God, Jesus Christ (God Himself) or Allah, respectively.

株価操作なんてインドネシア株では当たり前 4

Stock prices fluctuate with sell and buy orders, and if you get a lot of sell orders and a lot of buy orders, the other investors will follow suit with "me too" and the stock will go up.

心臓に毛が生えたインドネシア人のずうずうしい転職活動を応援してみた 5

Since many Indonesians can't maintain mental stability without revealing a secret story to someone else.

日系企業のインドネシアでの存在意義 6

If Japan's population continues to decline at the current rate, domestic demand will continue to shrink, and if this happens, it is inevitable that domestic companies that find it difficult to survive in the Japanese domestic market alone will look for ways to make a living in overseas markets.

チャンスはあるが勝てる分野が 7

After living in Indonesia, talking to people on my own, and gradually understanding the local situation, I realized that starting a business in Indonesia is surprisingly difficult. The reason for the difficulty is the high shipping costs and tariffs, the competition from local companies, and the high running costs of IMTA and DPKK.

インドネシアのシステムインテグレーション業界 8

The other day, I had the opportunity to exchange opinions with JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) about IT investment by Indonesian SMEs, and they raised an important issue related to the existence value of system integrators, such as "How can we explain the cost benefits of system investment?

肉体と精神と心と魂 9

Speaking of "Body and Soul," it's the debut song of SPEED, a member of the LDP's House of Councillors, Eriko Imai, who was unofficially appointed as parliamentary secretary of the Cabinet Office following yesterday's cabinet reshuffle, and the name of a long-established Indonesian women's fashion brand.

ジャカルタのラーメン市場 10

I came to Indonesia for the first time in October 1997. I didn't understand Indonesian, my job was hard, the people around me were unreasonable, and there was a time when I wanted to go back to Japan for a while.

ブランド力、技術力、資金力の3要素 11

After the Jakarta riots of 1998, when the rupiah plummeted and domestic companies with foreign dollar-denominated debt were struggling to pay interest, I was looking for a new business in Indonesia that would allow me to earn foreign currency.

日本とインドネシアの間でのタイムマシン経営が通じなくなっている件 12

I think that Yoshinoya overcame the frame of Japanese food and became Indonesian soul food. I am happy to see the scene where Japanese food culture is accepted by Indonesian people.

不景気の歴史 13

Since I came to Indonesia, I have seen the economic recession several times, but because of the spread of the new coronavirus this time, the economy will definitely go into recession, and in a few years' time it may be called corona shock or corona recession.

日本のバブル経済崩壊後とインドネシアの通貨危機後 14

When I entered university in 1991, at the end of the bubble economy, land and stock prices were exploding, Mitsubishi Estate had bought the Rockefeller Center Building, a symbol of America, and the women of the one-length body-con (like the Bubbly Dance of Tomigaoka High School's dance club) were dancing at Juliana Tokyo in the waterfront bay area, waving their fans.

内需と外需の自国経済に及ぼす影響 15

The situation in Japan is that even if public works investment is made, the money stays in the savings of companies and individuals, and domestic consumption does not increase, while the situation in Indonesia is that even if domestic consumption increases, the ratio of imported consumer materials is high, and domestic assets are flowing out to foreign countries.

2019年の総選挙を前にインドネシア政治史のおさらい 16

As the campaign (Kampanye) for next year's presidential election (Pemilu Pilpres Pileg Indonesia 2019) is lifted, it has been decided that the order in which the ballot papers will be printed will be No. 1 for the incumbent President Jokowi and Vice President Mahuru candidate pair and No. 2 for President Prabowo and Vice President Sandiagauno candidate pair.

インドネシアの国土と風土が生み出す産地特有のコーヒー 17

Located in the coffee belt between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Cancer, Indonesia is a country suitable for coffee cultivation, and during the 300 years of Dutch colonial rule that followed the advance of the East India Company in 1602, Arabica coffee was brought to the country and cultivation began in the plateau region with a favorable climate.

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