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Jakarta Post

People encouraged not to leave town for long weekend

Virtual explorer: The National Museum's virtual tour allows visitors to tour the space from their computer screens. (Courtesy of Google/Indonesia National Museum)
News Desk
Jakarta   ●   Mon, October 26 2020

The public has been encouraged not to leave town for the upcoming long weekend on Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the safest ways to spend the holiday is taking a virtual tour from the comfort of your own home.

“People are getting really creative now with the advancement of technology, we can take advantage of that,” Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said on Thursday as quoted by

He said many Jakartans spent their holidays in Puncak, Bogor, Anyer or Bandung. However amid the pandemic, he called on people to take extra precautions when outside their homes. 

Separately, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi predicted there would be an up to 20 percent increase in vehicle movements during the long weekend.


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