Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
Borobudur temple temporarily closed for tourist visits on May 8-17, 2021 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, said Head of the Borobudur Conservation Center Wiwit Kasiyati.
Wiwit in a written statement in Magelang, Saturday (8/5), conveyed the temporary closure based on the Magelang Regent Circular Number 443.5 / 1729 / 01.1 / 2021 dated May 4, 2021 concerning Micro-Based PPKM Extension to Control the Spread of COVID-19 in Magelang Regency.
In addition, it is also based on the Circular of the Magelang Youth and Sports Tourism Office Number 556/324/19/2021 dated May 7, 2021 concerning the Extension of the Implementation of Micro-Based PPKM for controlling COVID-19 on the Idul Fitri 1442 Hijriah holiday in Magelang Regency.
Wiwit said that COVID-19 has been declared by WHO as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) or a Public Health Emergency that Concerns the World (KKMD).
The development of the spread of the virus in Indonesia has spread to several regions, including the Central Java region, which has entered its second year but has not ended.
Based on the Letter of the Head of the Health Office Number 443.5 / 4514/05/2021 dated May 7, 2021 regarding the Risk Zoning for COVID-19 in Magelang Regency, that Magelang Regency is in the orange zone so that in order to suppress the transmission of the virus, community activities in public places or at destinations tours are prohibited and closed to the public.
He conveyed that Borobudur Temple is one of the icons and tourist destination objects in Indonesia which so far has been bringing in thousands of visitors per day, especially during the Lebaran / Idul Fitri holidays.
This condition is prone to the potential for the transmission of COVID-19 before, during, and after Eid / Eid in 2021.
“For the safety of visitors to Borobudur Temple, maintenance staff, security guards, and assistants in the utilization of Borobudur Temple, the Borobudur Temple will be temporarily closed for visits on May 8-17, 2021,” he said.
(ANTARA / ard)