COVID-19 [Corona Virus]
Update

As of August 07, 2020, there have been 121,226 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia, including 5,593 deaths and 77,557 recovered cases.

We will be keeping this page up to date with relevant COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates as they pertain to Indonesia, especially the three provinces where the land of Sunda lays [DKI Jakarta, Banten and West Java]. 

Due to the widely spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia, the government has imposed a PSBB [Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar = Large-Scale Social Restrictions] on several provinces that are heavily impacted by COVID-19 in Indonesia. Essentially, this policy is about social and physical distancing in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

The final phase of PSBB will be conducted until mid August 2020. It will be a transition phase to start a 'New Normal' a.k.a. Adaptasi Kebiasaan Baru arrangement.

What is Adaptasi Kebiasaan Baru?

Adaptasi Kebiasaan Baru is loosely translated to "adapting to new habits". It is how we adopt new habits to include health protocols whenever and wherever we go outside, how we protect ourselves from COVID-19 virus.

First and foremost, we must wear a mask when we go outside, a reusable cloth mask is sufficient, as long as we wear it correctly (the mask must cover our nose and mouth all the time). Wearing a face-shield is also recommended. 

We should wash our hands frequently, using running water and soap. If that is not possible, use hand sanitizer. Hence, it is important to bring one with you wherever you go.

Don't forget to do physical distancing, make sure you are one or two meters away from others.

Clean yourselves as soon as you have reached home (take a shower, change your clothes) and things you bring home, to prevent any spread of virus.

Tourist attractions and transportations

As of August 2020, many public places are opened, but whenever the health authority finds  an active COVID-19 case, the infected place will be closed for three to seven days. So, you'd better check directly with the business, venue, attraction, etc. for details before you make any plans. 

Public transportations such as buses, trains (Commuter Lines and intercity trains), MRT, airplanes, ferries and vessels are started to run with new schedules since they have to conduct health protocols.

The implementation of  Adaptasi Kebiasaan Baru (AKB) doesn't mean the COVID-19 in Indonesia are done deal. On the contrary, the new confirmed cases are still increasing. Hence, we have to be vigilant until the virus spread is stopped. So, if you can afford it, please stay at home until the condition is improved. Remember, your health and safety must come first.

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