Indonesian Government Relaxes Pandemic Mask Mandate

- 17 May 2022 19:38 WIB
President Joko Widodo
President Joko Widodo

JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Indonesian government has decided to relax the policy on the use of masks following the current state of control of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia.

"If people are active outside the room or in an open area that is not crowded with people, it is allowed not to use masks. However, for activities in closed rooms and public transportation, masks must still be used," said Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in his statement at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

However, the President Jokowi asked people who are vulnerable categories and those with symptoms of cough and cold to continue to wear masks when doing activities.

“For people who are categorized as vulnerable, elderly or have comorbid diseases, I still recommend wearing a mask when doing activities. Likewise, for people who experience symptoms of cough and cold, they must still wear masks when carrying out activities," he said.

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In addition to easing the use of masks, the Indonesian government has also relaxed domestic and foreign travel requirements for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in full doses.

"For domestic and foreign travelers who have received a complete dose of vaccination, there is no longer a need to carry out PCR or antigen swab tests," concluded the President.

Editor: Muhamad Al Azhari

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