TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on Sunday that the provincial government had decided to limit food sales in retail stores to avoid panic buying in full alert COVID-19 pandemic.
“The retailers’ association today has imposed limits on food sales to control panic purchases that could also compromise market stability. We have already had an agreement (with the association),” Baswedan said in the Jakarta city hall. .
The sidewalk, he added, will be effective this week, while calling people to visit retail stores / department stores only when needed.
“Allhamdulilah (all praise to Allah), Jakarta’s food supplies are guaranteed. According to Bulog (state logistics agency), we have stored at least 320,000 tons of rice in warehouses. It could last for the next two months, “observed Baswedan.
Between the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the past week, the provincial government of Jakarta has suggested to the Indonesian government to restrict incoming and outgoing access to the country’s capital.
“We could not decide this restriction on our own, it must be consulted with the head of the national disaster mitigation agency (BNPB),” he added.