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AP II installs automatic disinfection chambers in 19 airports

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, April 7, 2020  /  05:30 pm
AP II installs automatic disinfection chambers in 19 airports

The interior of Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. (JP /Wendra Ajistyatama)

State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has installed automatic disinfection chambers in 19 airports across the country, including in Sumatra, Java and Kalimantan.

The disinfection chambers have been placed at several points in each airport, including baggage claims and entranceways.

At baggage claims, the devices have been installed on conveyor belts to remove viruses and bacteria from checked luggage. 

Disinfection chambers have also been stationed at trolley stations and at security checkpoints where x-ray scanners are operated.

AP II is routinely spraying airports with disinfectant, including in terminals, offices, public transportation areas and other surfaces often touched by visitors.

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“We still encourage visitors to wash their hands after touching something because the most effective way [to prevent the spread of COVID-19] is to wash your hands properly,” AP II corporate communications vice president Yado Yarismano, told Antara news agency.

The operator manages 19 airports in Indonesia, including Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten; Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta; Husein Sastranegara International Airport in West Java; Kertajati International Airport in West Java; Raden Inten II International Airport in Lampung; H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin International Airport in Bangka Belitung; Fatmawati Soekarno Airport in Bengkulu; Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport in Riau; and Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport in Bangka Belitung.

Other airports under its management are Depati Amir Airport in Bangka Belitung; Sultan Thaha Airport in Jambi; Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport in South Sumatra; Banyuwangi International Airport in Banyuwangi, East Java; Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport in Aceh; Minangkabau International Airport in West Sumatra; Supadio International Airport in West Kalimantan; Silangit International Airport in North Sumatra; Kualanamu International Airport in North Sumatra; and Tjilik Riwut Airport in Central Kalimantan.

As of Monday, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia had increased to 2,491 with 209 fatalities. (wir/kes)

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