"Some regions did not apply PSBB, but they have reduced the number of confirmed coronavirus cases. They have also recorded several recoveries and reported no new deaths," he said at a video press conference on Tuesday in Jakarta.
One of the provinces which did not apply PSBB is Bali, which managed to stem the spread of covid-19, he pointed out.
Bali took maximum advantage of local wisdom, customary villages, and custom-based mutual help to prevent covid-19 from spreading, he explained.
"Every customary village has a task force at the village level," he added.
Bali Governor I Wayan Koster said the people of Bali have complied with customary village's rules and have shown discipline in applying them.
Bali has a total of 1,493 customary villages, which play a key role in maintaining discipline among the local people, and their authority includes denying entry to customary villages for residents from other villages. (antara)