The protracted armed conflict in Intan Jaya has left thousands of citizens displaced and afraid to do gardening. The threat of famine is still waiting in sight, although local governments have taken a number of steps.
The Papua Provincial Government officially enacted the Enforcement of Public Health Protocol Discipline (PDPKM) in Papua as of February 17, 2021, in order to prevent, control and enforce health protocol laws.
The Papua Provincial Government requires the implementation of Work From Home (WFH) system for 50 percent of government, state-owned and private office workers, as well as the rules of enforcement of Public Health Protocol Discipline Enforcement.
The results of a search by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Papua Province revealed that the number of poor urban areas increased by 0.12 percentage points to 4.59 percent (from 4.47 percent) in March 2020.