Last week, the Minister issued Circular Number M/7/HK.04/IV/2021 on Restrictions on the 1442 Hijri Eid al-Fitr Mudik (Annual Exodus) for Workers and Indonesian Migrant Workers to Prevent the Spread of Covid-19.
The Circular is also a follow-up to Circular of COVID-19 Task Force Number 13 of 2021 on the Prohibition of the 1442 Hijri Eid al-Fitr Annual Exodus and Measures to Control the Spread of Covid-19 during the Holy Month of Ramadan 1442 Hijri.
The ban will be implemented from May 6 until May 17.
“I understand that many migrant workers want to meet with their family, parent or children at their hometown,” the Minister said in a press release on Monday.
According to Ida, the issuance of the Circular aims to prevent the spread of covid-19 which has the potential to increase due to the mobility of the people, especially workers and Indonesian migrant workers.
Under the Circular, Eid Homecoming is allowed for workers with emergency conditions, including having an ill family member, death of a family member, being pregnant (accompanied by one family member), or childbirth (accompanied by a maximum of two people).