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Jakarta Post

Health protocols welcomed as tourist spots reopen

  • Mardika Parama


Jakarta   /   Thu, June 25 2020   /  01:00 am
Visitors wearing masks and face shields enjoy themselves at the Farm House tourist area in Lembang, West Bandung regency, West Java on June 14, 2020. (Antara/Novrian Arbi)

Tourist industry experts have lauded the government’s decision to issue health protocols for public places such as hotels and restaurants, saying the measures will provide customers peace of mind as tourist destinations start to reopen. Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto signed on June 19 a decree on health guidelines for public facilities, including hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, fitness centers, convention halls, tourist destinations and public transportation. In general, such establishments are obliged to provide hand sanitizers in public spaces, clean these areas with disinfectant at least three times a day and maintain proper ventilation by prioritizing fresh air circulation or periodically replacing air conditioner filters. Temperature checks and the use of face masks are also mandatory for both employees and guests, according to the decree. People without m...