Jokowi orders large-scale social restrictions coupled with ‘civil emergency’ policies

National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Doni Monardo, who is also Indonesia’s COVID-19 task force chief, later confirmed after the Cabinet meeting that the policies announced by Jokowi on Monday referred to three existing pieces of legislation.

They are the 2007 Disaster Management Law and the 2018 Health Quarantine Law — which stipulates large-scale social restrictions and regional quarantines — and Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No.23/1959 on a state of emergency, which particularly regulates civil emergencies.

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