"We clarify and inform that several people, who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, were not tourists entering the Temple Tourism Park area but were just about to go to Borobudur Temple and were subject to sampling by officers," Secretary of PT Borobudur, Prambanan, and Ratu Boko Temple Tourism Park (TWC) company Emilia Eny Utari stated here on Monday.
The TWC supports preventive efforts undertaken by the COVID-19 Handling Task Force in Magelang District, Central Java Province, by conducting random quick tests on tourists, who will visit the Borobudur Temple Tourism Park, Utari noted.
"This aims to proffer a sense of security and comfort to tourists during their visits," Emilia Eny, concurrently chairperson of the TWC Disaster Task Force, stated.
During the long holidays from Oct 28 to Nov 1, 2020, officers from the Central Java Health Office conducted randomized rapid tests on visitors traveling to Borobudur Temple.
At least 455 people, both tourists and non-tourists keen on entering the temple tourism area, were tested at the Borobudur Tourist Information Center (TIC), located about a kilometer from the Borobudur Temple Tourism Park, she stated.
"We agree that the safety of visitors is the main aspect. We also urge tourists to maintain sound health and implement health protocols properly. If (your health) condition is not good, it is better not to undertake a tour," she emphasized. Related news: Massive rapid testing conducted in West Java's 54 tourist sites
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