Yogyakarta Tourist Sites in Covid-19 Red and Orange Zones Off-limits

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  • Yogyakarta City's Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) conducted random raids on a number of tourist objects, such as in the Taman Sari Yogyakarta area, Thursday, March 11, 2021. Doc.

    Yogyakarta City's Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) conducted random raids on a number of tourist objects, such as in the Taman Sari Yogyakarta area, Thursday, March 11, 2021. Doc.

    TEMPO.CO, YogyakartaThe Yogyakarta Government closed tourist destinations in regions classified as Covid-19 red and orange zones during the Eid al-Fitr holidays as followed the instruction of the National Police Chief Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo.

    “There should be no public activity in tourist areas in red zones,” said Yogyakarta Secretary Kadarmanta Baskara Aji on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

    Based on the regional government’s data as of May 1, there were eight neighboring units or RT out of 27,681 RT categorized as red zones or at high-risk Covid-19 transmission and 21 RT classified as orange zones.

    Aji said the police instruction was in accordance with the policy of the micro-scale community activity restriction (PPKM) which has been extended to May 4-17, 2021.

    However, Aji stopped short of detailing which tourist destinations in red and orange zones. The Yogyakarta Covid-19 Task Force reported that the eight red zones were in three regencies, viz. Sleman (3 RT), Gunungkidul (2 RT), and Bantul (3 RT).

    Yogyakarta Covid-19 Task Force Law Enforcement Coordinator, Noviar Rahmad, said there was no tourist site in the eight red zones.

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    PRIBADI WICAKSONO (CONTRIBUTOR)