Indonesia will deploy 175,000 military personal, police and public order officers to enforce travel restrictions for the upcoming Eid holiday, according to National Police Spokesman High Commissioner Asep Adi Saputra.
The security operation will run from April 24 until May 31, to enforce a ban on traveling home for Eid.
The ban was announced this week, but it remains unclear just how fully it will be enforced. The government will not be able to impose official sanctions for the travel ban until at least May 7.
Police have also set up 19 check points around the city of Jakarta as part of the operation.
Jakarta is one of several jurisdictions considered “red zones” for Covid-19, in which stronger restrictions have been issued to contain the virus.