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Jakarta Post

COVID-19: Tourist attractions in Jakarta to undergo sterilization during two-week closure

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 15, 2020   /  02:11 pm
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Built as storage for spices by the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC), the Jakarta Maritime Museum gathers collections related to Indonesia’s maritime history, including ancient boats, preserved sea creatures like sea turtles and squid, mannequins of the world’s famous explorers and photos of Indonesian maritime heroes.(JP/P.J.Leo)

The management of several tourist destinations will focus on cleaning and sterilization during the two-week closure imposed by the Jakarta administration in the bid to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus in the capital. “We will take advantage of having no visitors for the next two weeks to focus on the cleanup. Therefore, by the time the closure is over, we can ensure that our place is safe to visit,” Berkah Sadaya, the head of technical management at the Maritime Museum and Onrust Island, told The Jakarta Post on Saturday. Berkah said he had asked his 131 employees to focus on cleaning up the area to make sure the locations were not vulnerable to the virus spread. The employees, he added, would spray disinfectant throughout the Maritime Museum and Onrust Island, including door handles, several collections and stair handles. He also urged his ...