Covid-19 Containment; Jakarta Closes Beauty Salon, Sport Facility

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta provincial government issues the policy to temporarily close beauty salons and sport facilities to curb the spread of Covid-19 or coronavirus transmission.

    In addition to the two facilities, a number of ballrooms and convention halls, as well as family game arenas, will also be affected by the regulation since such places are potential for the virus transmission.

    The businesses are urged to stop their operation for 17 days from April 3 to 19.

    This also applies for the extended closure of 14 other businesses, namely night clubs, discotheques, pubs/live music cafes, family karaoke places, executive karaoke places, bars, massage parlors, cinemas, bowling places, billiards, saunas, skateboard arenas, as well as manual, mechanic, and/or electronic game arenas.

    “We call for all tourism industries to implement the extended period of the regulation based on the set date,” Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Department head Cucu Ahmad Kurnia said in the statement received by Tempo on Saturday, April 4.

    Indonesia’s confirmed Covid-19 cases increas rapidly since it was first announced on March 2. As many as 181 people died of the disease, or about 10 percent from 1,671 infected.

    Previously, Jakarta Governor had instructed a closure to recreation areas in the city from March 23 to April 5 and extended to April 19.

    M Julnis Firmansyah