This suggests that the health protocols of M3 (hand-washing, mask-wearing, and social distancing) were implemented adeptly at tourist destinations.
Bandung, W Java (ANTARA) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in West Java rose two weeks after the long holidays in late October, though the surge was not as high as that after the long weekend in August.

"This suggests that the health protocols of hand-washing, mask-wearing, and social distancing were implemented adeptly at tourist destinations," West Java Governor M. Ridwan Kamil stated here on Friday.

The governor notified about the evaluation of post-holiday COVID-19 cases to Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhur Binsar Pandjaitan via videoconferencing from the Pakuan Building.

While attributing the post-holiday hike in COVID-19 cases to the residents' activities, Kamil was thankful to God for the downward trend in COVID-19 transmission.

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As one of the provinces with several tourist destinations, West Java runs the risk of recording a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, particularly during the long holidays, he remarked.

Kamil further urged all district and municipal governments in West Java to formulate COVID-19 preventive systems to be integrated in tourist sites and entry gates as precautionary measures to handle an influx of tourists during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

"Exercise caution and improve (health protocols), as we will have long holidays in December," he stated.

Pandjaitan corroborated the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases following the long holidays, albeit not as high as that during the previous long holidays.

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Translator: Ajat Sudrajat/Suharto
Editor: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
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