Deserted Jalan Sudirman in Jakarta's central business district under the large-scale social restriction on May 1. (Antara Photo/Hafidz Mubarak)

Nearly 4000 Companies in Jakarta Adhere to Large-Scale Social Restriction

BY :YUSTINUS PAAT

MAY 14, 2020

Jakarta. The Jakarta provincial government said a total of 3,998 companies in the capital city had adhered to the rules of the large-scale social restriction, or PSBB, to limit the spread of Covid-19. The companies employ a total of 1,063,883 workers.

Jakarta's Manpower, Transmigration and Energy Agency Head Andri Yansyah explained in a statement on Wednesday that a total of 1,376 companies employing 184,305 workers had stopped all of their business activities during the PSBB.

A total of 2,622 companies employing 879,578 workers only reduced some of their activities during the period. 

According to Andri, a total of 77,703 companies are based in the capital. There are 3,698 large companies, 9,476 medium companies, 11,601 small companies and 52,928 micro companies. 

A total of 1,982,682 workers are employed by these companies – 1,378,298 men and 604,384 women. Among them, 1,103,201 hold a Jakarta identification card (KTP). 

According to the provincial government, from April 14 to May 13 as many as 1,145 companies had violated the PSBB rules.

A total of 190 companies have been forced to shut down temporarily because their businesses do not belong to the 11 sectors allowed to operate during the pandemic.

These sectors are healthcare, food and beverages, energy, utilities, communication services and media, bank and financial services – including capital market, logistics and distribution, hospitality, construction, groceries and essential services.

A total of 287 companies not belonging to the above sectors that have continued to operate in Jakarta after obtaining a special permit from the Industry Ministry were given a warning for not following the health protocol.

Another 668 companies that were allowed to keep their business open also received a warning for not following the health protocol.

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