31 March 2020 – Free face masks distributed in lieu of lockdown

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Local Government
Level of Jurisdiction: City (Jakarta)
Lead People/Agency: Governor of Jakarta

Overview: Anies Baswedan, Governor of Jakarta, has asked for a permit from the Central Government to allow Jakarta to be put into lockdown. This initiative was rejected automatically by central government, as Joko Widodo has implemented large scale social distancing measures instead. Therefore, the Governor will deliver free mask for citizens of Jakarta. Jakarta is the epicenter of COVID-19 in Indonesia.
Full details here: https://news.detik.com/berita/d-4959167/istana-permintaan-anies-soal-karantina-wilayah-jakarta-ditolak

Source of Evidence or Justification: International – other