Soldiers guard an entrance to the Bundaran HI MRT Station in Central Jakarta on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Indonesia Deploys Military to Enforce 'New Normal' in Jakarta

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

MAY 27, 2020

Soldiers were deployed to the Bundaran HI MRT Station in Central Jakarta on Wednesday to enforce "new normal" health protocols as the government prepares to relax large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said yesterday a total of 340,000 police officers and soldiers will be deployed in 25 cities across Indonesia to warn people to social distance and wear a mask in public. 

The police and military will also be deployed at shopping malls and commuter train stations. 

The plan to relax the PSBB has come under criticism as the pandemic curve in Indonesia shows no sign of flattening and the country braces for a spike in Covid-19 cases after the Idul Fitri holiday.

Indonesian Military personnels stand on guard outside the Bundaran HI MRT station in Central Jakarta on Wednesday (27/05). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Soldiers guard the entrance to the Bundaran HI MRT Station. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman walks inside Bundaran HI MRT Station. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A soldier inside the station. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian army personnel wearing face mask and protective glove. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A soldier puts on a glove on the MRT platform. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian army personnel conduct health protocol check on passengers gate inside Bundaran HI MRT Station. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Passengers walk past the turnstiles at the station. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian army personnel stand on guard in Bundaran HI MRT platform. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A soldier's reflection is seen on the sliding door of an MRT train. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
MRT machinist walks in front of Indonesian army personnels at Bundaran HI MRT Platform. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An MRT machinist walks past a soldier on the platform. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
MRT passengers sit with PSBB health protocol to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Passengers must sit at least a seat away from each other according to the new normal protocol. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian army personnels stand on guard at Bundaran HI MRT Station platform. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Another soldier watches over a platform. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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