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Jakarta Post

Commuter line keeps pandemic protocols during ‘new normal’

  • Alya Nurbaiti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 30 2020   /  08:15 am

Commuter line operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) has asserted that it will maintain COVID-19 health protocols as Jakarta and its satellite cities brace for the transition to the so-called “new normal” period.The government has urged the public to adjust to the “new normal” – meaning people would be allowed to resume activities of working and commuting to the capital by using public transportation.However, concerns have been raised among Greater Jakarta commuters over whether commuting to work in jam-packed commuter trains would be safe for them during the pandemic, especially after asymptomatic passengers tested positive for COVID-19 at Bogor and Bekasi stations in West Java earlier this month.“Wearing a mask in stations and inside trains will remain mandatory, as well as the physical distancing measures and body temperature checks,” PT KCI spokesperson Anne Purba ...