National Disaster Declaration for COVID-19 Pandemic

President Joko Widodo has finally declared the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) a National Disaster under Presidential Decree No. 12 of 2020 (“PD 12/2020”) which was issued on Monday, 13 April 2020. The declaration of a national disaster is briefly regulated under Law No. 24 of 2007 regarding Disaster Mitigation (“Disaster Mitigation Law”). What are the impactful consequences following the declaration of the national disaster?

This advisory discusses BNPB's authority, citizen protection during disaster, restrictions on mobility and activities, as well as the impacts related to the law of contracts. Please read the complete publication co-prepared by Rahayu N. Hoed, Towy Aryanosa, and Aisyah Maulana by clicking the download icon below.


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