Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Task Force, Wiku Adisasmito, has urged all parties involved in the implementation of the 2021 Mandalika World Superbike (WSBK) to comply with the health protocols to curb coronavirus transmission.
“We ask all stakeholders to completely comply with the health protocols which have been set to protect yourself from COVID-19 transmission,” he remarked at a press conference monitored online here on Thursday.
He said he hoped that the international racing event at Mandalika Circuit, Central Lombok district, West Nusa Tenggara province, will run well without any spike in COVID-19 cases.
It is important to maintain Indonesia’s success in organizing huge sporting events, such as the XX Papua National Sports Week (PON) and XVI Papua National Paralympics Week (Peparnas) a while ago, Adisasmito said.
“It is important to maintain large-scale activities to run safely with low risk of COVID-19 transmission, thus they can help to recover the regional economy,” he emphasized.
Regarding domestic travel regulations, currently, travelers will need to refer to Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 22 of 2021, which has been made with an eye on the dynamic development of COVID-19 cases, he informed.
If necessary, the policy can be adjusted by advancing measures to anticipate any new transmission as soon as possible, he said.
“The government is trying to conform current policies as soon as possible without abandoning the precautionary cause, thus the new policies can be implemented effectively,” Adisasmito remarked.
In addition, the government is aware of the potential for a spike in COVID-19 cases during the Christmas and New Year holidays, he said.
Thus, he warned that an increase in community mobility during the period could potentially increase the transmission of COVID-19, if health protocols are not strictly conducted.
Source: Antara News