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Jakarta administration tells entertainment establishments to close on Idul Adha

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 28, 2020   /   05:23 pm
Jakarta administration tells entertainment establishments to close on Idul Adha An attendant uses bamboo 'besek' (containers made of plaited bamboo) to hold 'qurban' (sacrificial animal) meat at Istiqlal Mosque in Central Jakarta on Sunday. The mosque chose not to use plastic bags to distribute its qurban meat for this year's Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice). (JP/Syelanita)

The Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Agency has banned entertainment establishments from operating on Thursday and Friday in observance of Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice).

In a circular published on Monday, the agency’s head Cucu Ahmad Kurnia asked tourist attraction operators in the capital to operate inline with the regulations for the Idul Adha celebration, which falls on Friday.

According to the city’s regulations, entertainment establishments, such as saunas, nightclubs, massage parlors, discotheques, spas, karaoke bars, pubs, pool halls and other tourist attractions must be closed one day prior to and on the day of Idul Adha.

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“Discotheques that are located inside commercial areas or four-starred [or above] hotels and not located near places of worship, schools, housing complexes or hospitals are exempt [from this policy],” Cucu said as quoted by kompas.com on Monday.

The agency will enforce strict punishments on business owners caught violating the regulations during the Idul Adha celebrations, he added. (dpk)