Residents told to stay at home for 2 weeks as Jakarta goes into partial lockdown

first_imgHe also urged everyone to abandon any outside activities in order to prevent COVID-19 transmission in the capital city, which is the epicenter of the outbreak in Indonesia.“Our purpose is not to ask everyone to stay at home, but to save our lives, save our families, our neighbors and colleagues, and to check the spread of the virus,” Anies added.He further explained that, with the policy in place starting Friday, all companies must stop activities in their offices and send their employees to work from home. All offices must follow through, except government offices, diplomatic and international organizations and state-owned as well as city-owned enterprises. Businesses spared in the policy include those in the sectors of health, food supply, energy, communication and information technology, finance, logistics, construction, strategic industries, and basic services that serve everyday needs.He said food vendors were allowed to remain open, but only to serve takeouts. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has urged all residents to stay at home for the next 14 days as the capital city imposed large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) on Friday to cut the chain of COVID-19 spread. Jakarta is the first province in the country to enforce a partial lockdown after its request was approved by the Health Ministry.Gubernatorial Decree No. 22/2020, which serves as the legal bases for the restrictions, stipulates rules to follow up the Health Ministry regulation on the matter.“All residents are expected to stay at home for the next two weeks,” Anies said at a press conference on Thursday evening. “The point is not to stop restaurant activity but the interaction of people [in restaurants],” Anies said.The decree also restricts people’s mobility by limiting operational hours of public transportation and the capacity of vehicles within the Jakarta area.“People are barred from using vehicles except to meet their basic needs,” he said, adding that everyone going outside was obliged to wear a mask.The decree also allows for criminal charges for violations of the PSBB. Violators face up to one year of imprisonment and a fine of up to Rp 100 million (US$6,342), as stipulated in the 2018 Health Quarantine Law.“Let us make this [14-day period] a point of reference. We can send a message across Indonesia and to the world that we can limit activities outside with discipline. Hopefully, we don’t have to extend [the period],” he added.Topics :last_img read more

MMA Softball, Lacrosse Teams to Open Seasons

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio CASTINE — The still-plentiful snow cover attests to the fact that Winter’s still not over.But the Maine Maritime Academy softball team is just hours away from its first game, and the lacrosse team is not far behind.The Lady Mariners will open this weekend at the University of Maine Dome, facing Fisher College in a single game tomorrow (Friday) at 5 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.The schedule:March 13: Fisher College at UMaine Dome, 5 p.m.March 14: Fisher College at UMaine Dome (2), 10 a.m.March 21: Massachusetts Maritime at UMaine Dome (2), 10 a.m.April 1: UMaine – Presque isle (2), 4 p.m.April 5: at Newbury College (2)April 8: Thomas College (2), 2 p.m.April 11: UMaine – Farmington (2), noon.April 14: at Colby College, 4 p.m.April 18: at Castleton State College (2), 1 p.m.April 19: at Green Mountain College (2)April 22: at Husson University (2)April 25: Johnson State College (2), noon.April 26: Lyndon State College (2), noon.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text——The Mariners lacrosse team will host Green Mountain College in its season opener March 21 on MMA’s artificial turf surface.New coach Mike Capotosto, a Springfield College graduate who came to MMA after coaching at Mount Ida College, has inherited a strong group of returning players.Offensively, the Mariners boast two of the top attack players in the North Atlantic Conference.The schedule:March 21: Green Mountain College, 1 p.m.March 25: Thomas College, 4 p.m.March 28: St. Joseph College, 1 p.m.April 1: at Husson University, 3:30 p.m.April 4: Castleton State College, 1 p.m.April 8: at Lyndon State College, 3 p.m.April 11: at Mount Ida College, 1 p.m.April 16: at University of Southern Maine, 4 p.m.April 18: at Emerson College, 4 p.m.April 22: at Johnson State College, 4 p.m.For complete story see the March 12, 2009 edition of the Ellsworth American. Latest Posts admincenter_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015last_img read more