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Monas visitors welcome Jakarta E-Prix postponement amid Covid-19

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Jakarta   /   Sun, March 15, 2020   /  01:28 pm
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Ocang, who has worked as a caretaker at the National Monument site in Gambir district, Central Jakarta, since 2014, sweeps the park on March 12.(JP/Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman)

Razendra Sheva, a 17-year-old senior high school student, first learned about the planned Jakarta E-Prix, a Formula E race, from a TV news report. He went to the National Monument (Monas) area in Central Jakarta’s Gambir district, where the race was to be held on June 6, for a vacation on Thursday, just a day after the Jakarta administration announced the race was postponed indefinitely. As the race was expected to bring in tourists from around the world, Sheva was actually excited about it. But he was relieved that it was postponed to prevent the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). "I think it is good to postpone the race, so that the coronavirus does not spread any further," Sheva, who lives in Pondok Gede in Bekasi, West Java, said on Thursday. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan had announced in September that Jak...