DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said, shopping centers or malls may resume operations starting June 15, 2020. Anies allowed malls to be opened because Jakarta entered a period of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) transition until the end of June 2020. “Shopping centers or malls and non-food markets it can only begin on Monday, June 15, “Anies said in a YouTube broadcast by the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, Thursday (6/4/2020). So the Transition Period At that time, said Anies, shopping centers can also start operating. Meanwhile, independent restaurants that are not located in malls can start opening on June 8, 2020. Restaurant entrepreneurs must limit the maximum capacity to 50 percent of the available seats. “Restaurants can start on Monday, June 8, also 50 percent. This is an independent restaurant, meaning separate, not part of the shopping center,” said Anies.
Anies decided to extend the PSBB period in Jakarta to the end of June 2020. Anies said, now is a transition period. Because, most areas have green and yellow zones, but there are still red zones.
Shopping centers or malls in the DKI Jakarta area will limit visitor capacity to 50 percent when it opens during the Large-Scale Social Restrictions or PSBB transition June 15, 2020. The Chairperson of the Jakarta Shopping Center Management Association of Indonesia, Ellen Hidayat, said visitor restrictions were made to prevent the spread of Covid -19. “Because with this transition period it is expected that Covid -19 in DKI will soon be down. So, on that basis we can understand the government’s decision, “Ellen said in a written statement, Saturday, June 6, 2020. According to Ellen, shopping centers generally already have tools to calculate how many visitors come. He said the restaurant and food area owner in the shopping center will also rearrange the capacity of his desk to 50 percent of normal conditions.
The manager, said Ellen, will deploy the Covid-19 control team and security officers who will help oversee the flow of visitors. They will ascertain whether the visitor applies the required health protocol and is tasked with breaking the existing queue. Ellen explained there would be an effect of reducing the capacity of visitors to 50 percent of tenan income in shopping centers. In addition, he said, the number of employees will be reduced by 50 percent in the early stages of opening the mall.
“It means that there are around 50 percent of employees who have to be patient to be re-employed when things have improved. It takes time too, “said Ellen.
He said the shopping center operating hours will be determined by each manager. However, he said, in general, most shopping centers will open from 11.00-20.00 WIB by seeing further developments.
Previously, DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan allowed malls in Jakarta to operate during the transition PSBB on Monday next week in an effort to ease the economy. In an online press conference Thursday, June 4, 2020, Anies Baswedan said that the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta will begin to open markets, shopping centers on Monday, June 15, 2020.
The opening of the mall in Jakarta was set after Anies Baswedan decided to start the first phase of the Jakarta PSBB policy on the transitional period on Friday, June 5, 2020. The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government announced the gradual opening of socioeconomic activities during the phase I transition period. strict.