70% COVID-19 patients show few symptoms: spokesperson

Jakarta Almost 70 percent of patients suffering from the novel coronavirus experience few symptoms, which is why many rule out COVID-19 as the cause for their malaise, government spokesperson for COVID-19 Handling, Achmad Yurianto said. “From the data that we gathered, almost 70 percent of positive cases saw minimum symptoms,” Yurianto said at a virtual press conference of the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling in Jakarta on Saturday. Yurianto said the minimal symptoms included persistent cough and low fever. People usually perceive such symptoms in the conventional…

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Jakarta recreational parks reopen with new safety protocols

Jakarta Ancol Taman Impian and Ragunan Zoo are among the recreational parks in Jakarta that reopened, with new safety protocols in place, on Saturday after being closed for more than three months over the COVID-19 outbreak.    At Ancol, the management has issued SSBB (Senang Selamat Bareng Bareng–We could be happy and safe together) guidelines, including rules on checking the temperature of visitors at the entrance gate.   Visitors to the park are now required to wear masks and observe a safe distance of two meters from others, and use…

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Ministry’s YouTube livestreaming highlights new normal in tourism

Jakarta The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy began livestreaming an event called “Socialization Toward a New Normal in the Tourism and Creative Economy Sector” through YouTube on Saturday and will continue on Sunday. Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama Kusubandio noted in a statement received here, Saturday, that the current conditions necessitate all parties to adapt while staying optimistic that the COVID-19 pandemic would be overcome by continuing to implement a disciplined health protocol. “All levels of the public and stakeholders are expected to implement health protocols with…

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