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Are we ready to travel again?

  • Muthi Achadiat Kautsar

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 4 2020   /  01:00 am
Safe travels?: Coinciding with social restrictions being eased, some people have packed their bags and gone on trips again. Many others, however, are still not planning to go anywhere in the near future as they are not sure if it is safe to travel again.(Shutterstock/Tanasan Sungkaew)

Social restrictions had been eased in some places, and we are starting to see people going to work and outdoor public places. Some have even gone out of town, although to destinations only within a driving distance of 3 to 4 hours. But others have driven longer or have taken to the air from still quiet and nearly empty airports. Regardless of the reopening of public spaces such as shopping centers, hotels and restaurants with health and safety rules in place, fear still lingers among the public over heading out of their homes, especially because a large number of new COVID-19 cases continue to be reported every day. The Jakarta Post reported that the nation’s capital recorded 190 new confirmed cases on Thursday, followed by South Sulawesi with 165 new cases, South Kalimantan with 114 new cases and Bali with 113 new cases. Meanwhile, East Java reported the highest daily tally ...