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More than 50 tourist destinations reopen in Semarang

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, July 10, 2020  /  05:51 pm
More than 50 tourist destinations reopen in Semarang

Lawang Sewu (A Thousand Doors) is an icon of Semarang. (Shutterstock/File)

The capital of Central Java, Semarang, has reopened 54 tourist destinations, taking health extra precautions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Semarang Tourism and Culture Agency head Indriyasari, 134 tourism businesses filed requests with the administration to reopen, but only 54 were granted permits. 

One of the reopened destinations is famous landmark Lawang Sewu, which was built in 1904 as the headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Railway Company.

“Tomorrow morning we will check Kreo Cave and Jatibawang Dam,” Indriyasari said as quoted by kompas.com.

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Besides historical and natural destinations, karaoke venues, spas, lounges and game centers have also reopened.

Indriyasari said all tourist destinations and establishments that insisted on operating during the pandemic had to comply with standard health protocols. Businesses that violate these protocols will have their permits revoked. 

According to the Semarang COVID-19 portal, there have been 823 cases of COVID-19 in the city with 1,023 recoveries and 177 deaths. (gis/kes)

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