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Jakarta Post

Strict control in tourism to prevent outbreak

  • Mardika Parama


Jakarta   /   Tue, August 25 2020   /  01:00 am
Foreign tourists walk along the Berawa Beach in Badung, Bali on June 19, 2020. The Bali administration has prepared three-phase relaxation schemes for "new normal" era to welcome tourists to the popular resort island.(Antara/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo)

The World Health Organization (WHO) and a business group have urged local administrations to maintain strict control of tourism businesses and a strong stance against health protocols violators amid the reopening of hotels, restaurants and tourist destinations. The WHO called on the administrations to establish minimum health safety standards and routinely monitor their implementation to prevent outbreaks in tourist destinations. “It will be great if Satpol PP [Public Order Agency] personnel run routine patrols to remind businesses and the general public about the importance of health protocols through a law and social enforcement approach,” WHO national professional officer Dina Kania said during a webinar held by the Indonesia Global Compact Network on Wednesday. She added that a large portion of the general public remained ignorant and failed to practice health sa...